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This chapter explores the rapidly shifting evidence base on the gender dynamics of homelessness, focusing in particular on the improved understanding of women’s experience of homelessness. This chapter begins by looking at why women’s experience of homelessness has never been fully acknowledged, before moving on to consider the nature and extent of women’s homelessness. The longstanding failure to fully recognise need and develop women-specific services is then discussed. Following this, this chapter looks at the emergence of new strategies, services and systems that are more effective in preventing and reducing women’s homelessness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Homelessness
EditorsJoanne Bretherton, Nicholas Pleace
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351113113
ISBN (Print)9780815362104
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbooks


  • Homelessness
  • Gender

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