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Article Review: Homeless vs. Low-Income Children
A social worker's review of the article "Homeless Children: Are They Different from Other Low-Income Children?" by C. Ziesemer, L. Marcoux, & B. Marwell.
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This paper discusses C. Ziesemer, L. Marcoux, & B. Marwell's article "Homeless Children: Are They Different from Other Low-Income Children?", which examines the needs of homeless children and addresses the question of whether there are significant differences between homeless children and low-income residentially mobile children. The writer explains the research methods by which the authors arrived at their conclusions and looks at some factors which may have affected the research. The paper concludes with some suggestions on how social workers can reduce the stress that is placed on these children and their families.

Article Summary
Adaptive Functioning and Problem Behavior
Implications for Social Work

From the Paper:

"Another important finding in this study was the fact that both the homeless children and the economically disadvantaged children rated themselves as highly competent in terms of behavior and school performance, which was in stark contrast to their teachers' reports (Ziesemer, Marcoux, and Marwell, 1994). When children who enter school with high self-esteem find that they don't meet the expectations of their teachers, this can damage their self-esteem. Again, social workers must be aware of how school can influence a child's perception of him/herself. When assessing a child who is having difficulty at school, we should examine whether or not institutional racism is contributing to the problem."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Achenbach, T., & Edelbrock, C. (1986). Child Behavior Checklist: Teacher Report Form. Burlington: University of Vermont.
  • Bassuk, E. L., & Rubin, L. (1987). Homeless children: A neglected population. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 57, 279-286.
  • Harter, S. (1985). Self-Perception Profile for Children. Denver: University of Denver.
  • Ziesemer, C., Marcoux, L., & Marwell, B., (1994). Homeless children: Are they different from other low-income children? Social Work, 39, 658-668.

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