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Homeless Children and Their Families in New Hampshire: A Rural Perspective

Mark Nord and A. E. Luloff
Social Service Review
Vol. 69, No. 3 (Sep., 1995), pp. 461-478
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30012575
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Homeless Children and Their Families in New Hampshire: A Rural Perspective
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Abstract

Twenty case studies of homeless students and their families in New Hampshire reveal that homelessness is a problem in rural, as well as urban, areas. Homelessness for two-parent families came in the wake of economic reverses, while for singleparent families the precipitating event was family disruption. Homeless schoolchildren were found to suffer serious setbacks both academically and socially, including exhaustion, lack of time and a place to do homework, coordinating school schedules with work schedules, instability, out-of-school periods, frequent changes of school, and stigmatization. These problems characterized not only the period of literal homelessness but also the entire residential crisis episode surrounding that period.

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