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homelessness

The state of not having a home. The homeless include people who have a roof over their heads, but no rights to stay where they live, such as squatters or those whose current residence is unsuitable for them.

homelessness

Social medicine A state of disenfranchisement, in which a person's lack a permanent residence, often living on the streets without protection from the environment and/or ready access to sanitation facilities. See 'Fourth World. ', Shelterization. Cf Refugee.

homeless

(hōm′lĕs)
Having no permanent or usual domicile. The homeless are often economically disadvantaged, socially isolated, unemployed, and/or uninsured. They may have limited access to preventive and acute health care and may suffer from untreated acute, chronic, or infectious illnesses. Homelessness is associated with a marked increase in mortality. The incidence of homelessness in the U.S. population is estimated to be nearly 1%. Internet resources on homelessness include the webpage of the National Coalition for the Homeless (www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/).
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His work was promoted by Hexham photographer John Pattison Gibson who advertised his lantern slides for sale as Child Life In The Slums and Street Life, Instantaneous - the name given to the exhibition.
Street Life (left) bursts through to score at Windsor in October 2001
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This book illuminates how panhandling acts as the embodiment of the experiences of street life for kids as well as how the streetscape functions as the interface between street kids and the mainstream.
The new prosecution policy states that Crown prosecutors should seek jail time for adult johns and pimps of children unless extraordinary circumstances exist, prohibit their referral to john school, and refer child victims to programs that will assist them in making the transition out of street life.
Within this theme, there are three entry categories: Street Life, Night Life, and Still Life, plus a Special Award for the most creative use of image manipulation.
McDaniel partially attributes this to the ills of modern society: street life.
The author explores how students continuously (re)construct their stories of mainstream school experience and their street life in light of alternative school experience.
The trend is further evidence of hip-hop's ability to catapult slices of street life into mall culture.
Pigeons often feature in her works representing street life.