Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

First Committee Member

Vicky Albert

Number of Pages

60

Abstract

This thesis examines factors affecting recidivism (shelter reentry) among two-parent households, female-headed households, and single women, through a study of selected households utilizing a transitional shelter for the homeless in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper touches on the history of homelessness in America, and explores some of the factors related to the increase in homelessness on the national and local level. It examines the shelter system---in particular, the provision of transitional shelter---as the primary intervention designed to return individuals and families to self-sufficiency. The study found that the three household types did not differ significantly in terms of recidivism. However, the groups evidenced significant differences in a number of factors that have been tied to recidivism. The paper concludes with suggestions for policy and practice in light of the research findings.

Keywords

Affecting; Factors; Homeless; Recidivism; Shelter; Transitional

Controlled Subject

Social service; Public policy

File Format

pdf

File Size

1495.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/3yfg-paz8


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