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Home > Women’s ‘journeys’ to homelessness: key findings from a biographical study of homeless women in Ireland. Women and homelessness in Ireland, Research Paper 1.

Mayock, Paula and Sheridan, Sarah (2012) Women’s ‘journeys’ to homelessness: key findings from a biographical study of homeless women in Ireland. Women and homelessness in Ireland, Research Paper 1. Dublin: School of Social Work and Social Policy and Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

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This Research Paper presents selected findings from a primarily qualitative study of homeless women in Ireland. The study set out to conduct a detailed examination of the lives and experiences of homeless women with specific attention to their homeless‘pathways’, that is, their entry routes to homelessness, the homeless experience itself and, possibly, their exit routes from homelessness. Sixty women were interviewed in depth for the purpose of the study. This paper explores the women’s routes or‘journeys’ to homelessness.


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