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GEOG 2300: March 26, 2010 Inside the City: Learning About Homelessness in Ottawa Outline First Impressions – Who is homeless and why? Video – “From Homeless to Home” Overview of the Panel Study research: rationale questions methods analysis insights Links to course themes – Space, Place and Identity 03/26/10 Challenge to GEOG 2300 Students What, in your opinion, were the most significant factors to explain whether or not someone was in stable housing after being homeless? 1 2 3
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03/26/10 Knowledge Talks, HRSDC http://www.endhomelessnessottawa.ca/ homeless-to-home/homeless-to-home.cfm Current Approaches to Research on Homelessness in Canada 03/26/10 Primarily… Cross-sectional Single Site Focused on Particular Populations and Circumstances Contributions and Shortcomings… Useful insights into the ‘point-in-time’ interactions between needs, housing and services But, causality is difficult to gauge (example: what comes first, being homeless or being depressed? being depressed or being unemployed?) The Benefits of Longitudinal Research 03/26/10 “… The scarcity of Canadian longitudinal research restricts our understanding of why and how people become homeless in this country, what factors help individuals escape homelessness, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, services and supports developed to address and end homelessness”. From “What Happens Over Time: Researching Homelessness Longitudinally”, F. Klodawsky, T. Aubry, R. Nemiroff, C. Bonetta, A. Willis, in Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Volume 16, Issue 1, p. 95 4 5 6
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Canadian Longitudinal Research: Initiatives and Findings 03/26/10 Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa ( Co-Investigators: Tim Aubry and Fran Klodawsky ) Interviews with 412 respondents in 2002/03 and 255 of them again in 2004/05 Health and Housing in Transition Study (Ottawa Team: Tim Aubry, Susan Farrell, Fran Klodawsky, Elisabeth Hay) Three city (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa) study began in January 2009. Focus is on adults without children who are homeless or vulnerably housed (200 in each city). Three sets of
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