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

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

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.

Authors
Morton, M.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Adolescent Health

Volume new
70
Year published new
2022