Homeless youth need more than low-paying employment to succeed

Homeless youth need more than low-paying employment to succeed

The public often sees homeless youth as criminals who use crime, violence, and intimidation as a way to make money and support drug habits. In reality, homeless youth use flexible economic strategies that include a number of legal, deviant, and illegal activities to meet basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. Most homeless youth prefer a stable job, but are forced to turn to crime for their income.

PUBLISHER: Knowledge Mobilization at York University, ResearchImpact
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010
LOCATION: Canada