Degree Year

1992

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Sociology

Advisor(s)

William Norris

Keywords

Homeless, Women, Abuse, Services, Help, Battered

Abstract

Homeless women are treated as a distinct population from battered and abused women by the service industry. Over the last two decades, services have been developed aimed at helping abused and battered women. If most homeless women have histories of abuse, these services may be utilized as a model for providing services for homeless women. Before developing these types of services for homeless women, it is important to know 1) to what extent homeless women are abused and 2) whether the services provided for abused and battered women are effective.

This paper will review the relevant literature to this area of study, present research questions, describe research methods used in the study, and present and discuss the findings.

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