chapter  2
Literature Review
WithLisa A. Russell
Pages 72

This section on homeless youth reviews the literature on the population of young people who are characterized as being without stable living situations, including runaways, throwaways, push-outs, system kids, street kids, and unaccompanied youth. There is no consensus on a definition of homelessness for youth. The studies reviewed cover samples which include youth who are newly homeless, sporadically homeless, and chronically homeless through a variety of paths.