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Comparing men's and womens' experiences of multiple exclusion homelessness

Bowpitt,, G, Dwyer, PJ, Sundin, E and Weinstein, W 2011, 'Comparing men's and womens' experiences of multiple exclusion homelessness' , Social Policy and Society, 10 (4) , pp. 537-547.

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    This article explores gender as a variable in multiple exclusion homelessness in England. Much past research has taken insufficient account of the gender of homeless people, especially the predominance of men in the single homeless population and of women heading homeless households with dependent children. Drawing on qualitative data generated in a study of multiple exclusion homelessness in London and Nottingham, the article considers three ways in which gender may act as a homelessness variable: in people's susceptibility to homelessness, in their experiences of homelessness and in their encounters with accommodation services. By comparing the accounts of homeless men and women with complex support needs with evidence from staff working for support agencies, the overall aim of the article is to offer a critical examination of the gendered assumptions of homelessness policy and practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Health and Wellbeing
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1474-7464
    Depositing User: PJ Dwyer
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 09:38
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:12

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