Women Rough Sleepers in Europe

Homelessness and Victims of Domestic Abuse

Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh

Women Rough Sleepers in Europe

Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447317098 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Homelessness among women is a major issue across Europe, especially in the current climate of weak economies and government austerity. The first book to concentrate specifically on women’s homelessness, this book draws on data from an EU-funded study that looked at homeless women sleeping on the streets across the European Union. Arguing that there are currently little or no specific provisions for helping this vulnerable and hard-to-reach group, the authors offer a close look at what effective policies might be, what strategies and services could be deployed, and, in particular, how governments might address the more complicated needs of homeless women who have suffered from domestic abuse.
Contents
List of figures and tables
Glossary
About the authors
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Getting below the surface of women’s rough sleeping
2. Towards a new theory of women’s homelessness: social dysfunction theory
3. A European perspective on women’s rough sleeping
4. Analysing and Understanding the Problem: Women Rough Sleepers Stories
5. Analysing and Understanding the Problem: Service Providers Stories
6. Explaining Women’s Rough Sleeping
7. Challenges and Recommendations

References
Appendix A: Research instruments used in the study
Index
Review Quotes
Social Policy & Administration
"The book is an excellent overview of the multiple issues faced by women rough sleepers in Europe, and the barriers faced by homeless women and service providers in seeking appropriate, gender-sensitive solutions."
Angela Maye-Banbury, Sheffield Hallam University
"This compelling review of women's homelessness in Europe provides fresh insights into an enduring problem. The book reveals the challenges homeless women face in a world where liberalist housing market principles prevail."
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