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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Research on Adolescent Predictors of Young Adult Homelessness and Food Insecurity Reveals Opportunities for Prevention. [Editorial].

Morton, M.
Type new
Journal Article
Year published new
Journal Name

Journal of Adolescent Health

Volume new

A new study by Tucker and colleagues [1] set out to examine the adolescent predictors of homelessness and food insecurity during emerging adulthood. Researchers analyzed data from a longitudinal study of adolescents recruited from 16 middle schools in Southern California. During the 2019-20 follow-up survey, with an average age of 23, one in 13 (7.5%) young adult study participants reported some form of homelessness, and nearly one in 3 (29.3%) reported concerns or experiences with not having enough food, in the past year.