Homelessness, Unemployment and Poverty in Canada Introduction to the Issue In Canada, homelessness is on the rise, and its numbers include not only single unemployed people, but also families, single mothers and youth (Hulchanski, 2007). The foundation of what causes homelessness is also diverse, and is linked to the increase in unemployment in recent years, but also to the higher incidence of underemployed working poor in Canada (Macionis, Jansson, & Beniot, 2009). To this end, Frankish, Hwang, and Quantz (2005) note that the state of homelessness in Canada can be linked to many different social issues, such as malnutrition, unemployment, addiction, mental illness, family strife and lack of income security. The social importance of...The end:
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