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What leads to homeless shelter re-entry?


An exploration of the psychosocial, health, contextual and demographic factors.

A longer duration of homelessness is associated with poorer health outcomes. Following this logic, policies that aim to reduce repeated episodes of homelessness by addressing its root causes can result in better long-term health. This paper explores how many people return to the shelter in a Canadian context and examines factors related to returns to homelessness.