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Monterey County [California] Homeless Census and Needs Assessment, 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Connery, Peter
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
alcohol abuse; census data; criminal histories; drug abuse; homeless persons; homeless shelters; income; needs assessment; psychological wellbeing; social services
  • Abstract

    These data explore the needs of the homeless and transient people through questions designed to identify the types of problems the homeless face, the help necessary to solve these problems, and whether the needs of the homeless are being met. Respondents from Monterey County, California, shelters, hospitals, prisons, and outdoor areas were queried through telephone and face-to-face interviews. Major areas of investigation focused on respondents' residential histories, forms of personal identification, veteran status, sources of income, employment histories, informal support systems and relationships, nutrition, daily activities, physical health problems, emotional problems, alcohol or drug abuse problems, legal/criminal histories, safety concerns, and experiences with social services. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, ethnicity, education, marital status, employment status, place of birth, and income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1999-03
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) Additional information on Applied Survey Research (ASR) projects, including publications related to this data file, is provided on the ASR Web site at (3) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (4) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2875 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02875.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Connery, Peter (2000): Monterey County [California] Homeless Census and Needs Assessment, 1999. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.