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: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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 08:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:48

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