Departing from the conventional wisdom of who constitutes the homeless, the "employed homeless" emerge as a subgroup of the homeless population in a state-wide Maryland Study (n= 178) at 25 shelter facilities. Twenty-four percent. of the homeless were found to work fulltime and eleven percent part-time. Gender disability, health, previous mental health hospitalization, military experience and education were significantly associated with employment status in the bivariate analysis. From these exploratory findings a theory of economic dislocation is hypothesized.
Diblasio; Belcher, John R.; and Connors, Kathleen A.
"The Employed Homeless: A Crisis in Public Policy,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 20
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol20/iss4/4