"This book sets down the results of an eight year research journey by the authors. They began their work at an inner Melbourne street front agency for homeless youth, and they have since undertaken several landmark studies of youth homelessness. In 1994, they found 11,000 homeless students in Australian schools. The issue of homelessness is examined in the context of relevant social and educational policies. Powerful arguments are raised for an early intervention and prevention approach, and new policy parameters are suggested for schools, community-based agencies and Government." (back cover). The book appears to have never been read.