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

Bowpitt, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0554-9444, Dwyer, P., Sundin, E. ORCID: 0000-0001-7490-035X and Weinstein, M., 2011. Comparing men's and women's experiences of multiple exclusion homelessness. Social Policy and Society, 10 (4), pp. 537-546.


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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 multiply excluded 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: Journal article
Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
Creators: Bowpitt, G., Dwyer, P., Sundin, E. and Weinstein, M.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2011
Volume: 10
Number: 4
Rights: © Cambridge University Press 2011
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50

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