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Homelessness Lifetime Prevalence and Attitudes to Homeless in Portugal

Homelessness Lifetime Prevalence and Attitudes to Homeless in Portugal

Marta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-MonizMarta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-Moniz

martamiguel@portugalmail.pt; martamiguel.rvcc@gmail.com

Abstract
The present study intended to estimate the prevalence of population that already was in situation of homeless at some moment of its life, and to accede to one specific dimension of public opinion, attitudes, identifying which characteristics can distinguish the population with different attitudes face to the homeless.

The estimate of the lifetime homelessness prevalence disclosed a global prevalence of 6.5% and a literal prevalence of 2%.

It was evident the influence of some demographic characteristics of the respondents on the attitudes factors: Gender was a significant effect on General Compassion and Limit Public Rights; Age on Trustworthy; Education Degree on Trustworthy and Social Isolation; and Income add effect on Social Isolation.

Key words: Homelessness; Prevalence; Public Opinion; Attitudes.


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Marta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-MonizMarta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-Moniz

Marta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-MonizMarta Miguel, José Ornelas, Maria Vargas-Moniz

martamiguel@portugalmail.pt; martamiguel.rvcc@gmail.com


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Keywords: Homelessness; Prevalence; Public Opinion; Attitudes, 2nd ICCP, gjcpp