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The second national census of homeless school students
David MacKenzie and Chris Chamberlain
Youth Studies Australia, v.21, n.4, 2002, pp.24-31.
Summary: About 12,230 school students were homeless in the week of the second national census of homeless school students, which was conducted in August 2001. The rate of homelessness was highest in the Northern Territory where the majority of homeless students were in remote communities. The rate was lowest in New South Wales and Western Australia; however, lower rates of student homelessness may indicate greater drop-out from school. The paper also outlines the authors' core policy argument that schools are important sites for early intervention, and concludes with a discussion of early intervention policy developments since 1995.
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