Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Early illicit drug use and the age of onset of homelessness

Buy Article:

$47.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

We investigate the effect of taking up daily use of cannabis on the onset of homelessness by using Australian data. We use a bivariate simultaneous mixed proportional hazard model to address potential biases due to common unobservable factors and reverse causality. We find that taking up daily use of cannabis substantially increases the probability of transitioning into homelessness for young men but not young women. In contrast, the onset of homelessness increases the probability of taking up daily use of cannabis for young women but not for young men. In a trivariate extension we find that the use of other illicit drugs at least weekly has no additional effect on transitions into homelessness for either gender but there is a large if imprecisely estimated effect of onset of homelessness on taking up weekly use of such drugs for young women.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Bivariate duration model; Cannabis; Drug use; Homelessness; Simultaneous duration model; Timing of events; Trivariate duration model

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 January 2019

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more