The 7 sources for the paper MUST BE THE FOLLOWING HUD, U. (2012, January). Criteria and recordkeeping requirements for definition of homelessness. Retrieved July 08, 2021, from https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/1974/criteria-and-recordkeeping-requirements-for-definition-of-homeless/ HUD, U. (2020, March). HUD releases 2020 ANNUAL Homeless Assessment REPORT Part 1: HUD.gov / U.S. Department of housing and urban Development (HUD). Retrieved July 08, 2021, from https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/hud_no_21_041 Resnik, L., Ekerholm, S., Johnson, E. E., Ellison, M. L., & O'Toole, T. P. (2016). Which homeless veterans benefit from a peer mentor and how? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(9), 1027-1047. doi:10.1002/jclp.22407 Rosenheck, R., Frisman, L., & Chung, A. M. (1994). The proportion of veterans among homeless men. American Journal of Public Health, 84(3), 466-469. doi:10.2105/ajph.84.3.466 Russell, L. M., Devore, M. D., Barnes, S. M., Forster, J. E., Hostetter, T. A., Montgomery, A. E., . . . Brenner, L. A. (2013). Challenges associated with screening for traumatic brain injury among us veterans seeking homeless services. American Journal of Public Health, 103(S2). doi:10.2105/ajph.2013.301485 Tessler, R., Rosenheck, R., & Gamache, G. (2002). Comparison of Homeless Veterans with Other Homeless Men in a Large Clinical Outreach Program. Psychiatric Quarterly, 73(2), 109-119. doi:10.1023/a:1015051610515 Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R. A., Decker, S. E., Desai, R. A., & Harpaz-Rotem, I. (2012). Trauma experience among homeless female veterans: Correlates and impact on housing, clinical, and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(6), 624-632. doi:10.1002/jts.21750 The term ‘life chances’ (or Lebenschancen in German) was introduced by Max Weber, a German sociologist (remember him?), in the 1920s. Since then it has been the subject of several theoretical academic texts, and not a little research and study. The term "life chances" refers to a combination of opportunities access to resources, agency and some degree of autonomy in living one's life. Life chances are not distributed equally across social strata, and are positively correlated with socioeconomic status (SES). In other words, the likelihood of one's life turning out a certain way will depend on that person's life chances, which will to a considerable extent depend on the person's socioeconomic class. "Social justice advocates generally argue that inequality is unfair, as it leaves some individuals with greater life chances and higher standards of living than others, regardless of individual worth or merit." We typically talk about life chances in terms of SES, but we have also been investigating other dimensions of inequality: race-ethnicity, and sex and gender. For your final assignment of the term, please investigate the idea of life chances as related to stratification in the U.S. by class, race-ethnicity, and sex/gender.