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Mayock, Paula and O'Sullivan, Eoin and Corr, Mary Louise (2010) Young people’s pathways through homelessness. Homeless in Europe , pp. 4-7.

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Over the past decade in particular, research has drawn on the notion of a homeless or housing pathway to explore the dynamics of the homeless experience, with specific attention to transition, change and exits from homelessness. The episodic nature of many homeless experiences has been highlighted by Anderson and Tulloch (2000: 11), who define a homeless pathway as ‘the route of an individual or household into homelessness, their experience of homelessness and their route out of homelessness to secure housing’. Thus, as it has become clear that homelessness is far more likely to be a temporary than a prolonged or chronic state, with exits likely, homelessness is increasingly understood as a complex, multi-causal phenomenon and as a consequence of the interaction between individual and structural factors.

Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 4-7
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person

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