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Trinity College Dublin. Children's Research Centre. Halpenny, Ann Marie and Keogh, Anna Fiona and Gilligan, Robbie (2002) A place for children? Children in families living in emergency accommodation: the perspectives of children, parents and professionals. Dublin: Children's Research Centre.

This study uses a qualitative approach and draws upon the perspectives of children, adolescents and parents living in emergency accomodation in Dublin. Findings from twenty families are presented and discussed. The study builds on an ealrier study involving interviews with ten families living in emergency B&B and hostel accomodation (Halpenny et al., 2001). In the present study, the aim was to gain a deeper understanding of some of the realities of living in emergency accommodation. The interview with parents was semi-structured and covered information on family background and details of homelessness, such as how long families had been homeless and what their previous accommodation had consisted of. Interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed. Interviews with children were semi-structures and children were asked to talk about their families and their everyday lived in emergency accomodation.


Date:2002
Call No:MK10.6, TA12
Pages:v, 93
Publisher:Children's Research Centre
Corporate Creators:Trinity College Dublin. Children's Research Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:1 90 2230 12 4
Notes:includes bibliographical references, tables, photos
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Accession Number:HRB 1798 (Available), HRB 1799 (Available), HRB 1850 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Housing > Public housing
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Housing
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
T Demographic characteristics > Child
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person

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