Definitions of homelessness in developing countries

Definitions of homelessness in developing countries This paper describes work in progress by the authors to explore the extent and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries including an assessment of the viability of and need for a globally acceptable definition of homelessness. Its main aim is to provide an empirical context from developing countries against which the current theoretical concepts of home, and existing typologies on homelessness, may be examined. This is important because it is becoming evident that a single definition may be inappropriate and that a range of definitions may be needed to underpin interventions and policy development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Habitat International Elsevier

Definitions of homelessness in developing countries

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0197-3975
eISSN
1873-5428
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.habitatint.2003.11.002
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Abstract

This paper describes work in progress by the authors to explore the extent and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries including an assessment of the viability of and need for a globally acceptable definition of homelessness. Its main aim is to provide an empirical context from developing countries against which the current theoretical concepts of home, and existing typologies on homelessness, may be examined. This is important because it is becoming evident that a single definition may be inappropriate and that a range of definitions may be needed to underpin interventions and policy development.

Journal

Habitat InternationalElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2005

References

  • Backyard Soweto
    Crankshaw, O.; Gilbert, A.
  • Homelessness and the meaning of home
    Somerville, P.

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