Women's homelessness: International evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies

Johnson, G, Ribar, D and Zhu, A 2018, 'Women's homelessness: International evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies' in Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 1-33.


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Title Women's homelessness: International evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies
Author(s) Johnson, G
Ribar, D
Zhu, A
Year 2018
Title of book The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication United Kingdom
Editor(s) Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman
Start page 1
End page 33
Subjects Social Policy
Summary This chapter reviews international evidence regarding womens homelessness. It discusses different definitions of homelessness and how women are frequently part of the hidden homeless population and less a part of the unsheltered homeless population. It also considers the data that are used to enumerate and study homeless people. The structural, personal, and random causes of homelessness are discussed, with evidence pointing to highly gendered patterns. The chapter also describes the consequences of womens homelessness, including the consequences for children, and the material and psychological coping strategies that homeless people employ. It considers policies to reduce homelessness and ameliorate its problems.
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Keyword(s) homelessness
women
children
hidden homeless
policies
coping strategies
DOI - identifier 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190628963.013.34
ISBN 9780190628963
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