Runaway youth system dynamics: A theoretical framework for analyzing runaway and homeless youth policy

Runaway youth system dynamics: A theoretical framework for analyzing runaway and homeless youth policy

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In this article, by Karen M. Staller (School of Social Work, University of Michigan), the author develops a dynamic model, applying it to runaway and homeless youth behaviour and shelter usage. Together, the model and supporting evidence imply that simple linear thinking may guide policy expansion to the detriment of homeless youth.


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Siôn Cave

System Dynamics practitioner. Supported numerous organisations, including the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Drug Action Teams, defence organizations, financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

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