Ending Homelessness? The contrasting experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O'Sullivan, Nicholas Pleace

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Homelessness is on the increase in most European states and remains at stubbornly high levels across developed nations. This is despite increased policy attention, economic provision and the implementation of strategies that have promised to stop homelessness in its tracks, rather than simply manage the crisis. Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not. Making an invaluable and timely contribution to the current debate, it provides essential policy lessons for the multiple jurisdictions seeking to successfully bring homelessness to an end.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4473-4719-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4473-4717-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Homelessness
  • Housing First

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