French homeless are the most educated

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.10.04

In France, one homeless person out ten has a high school diploma. The French national statistic institute, INSEE, has just released this data after having conducted a lengthy investigation. The authors highlight that educational level is no longer a guarantee of stability. Nor is it a sure bet for keeping psychiatric illnesses at bay or addictions that can cause one to lose his/her home. Nevertheless, the authors point out that the homeless with degrees live differently than those without.  For three reasons.  The first. Better overall health. The second.Experiencing life on the street later in life. The third. A more solid support network of friends and relatives.

Published in Homelessness.
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