Homelessness in the European Union: Social and Legal
Context of Housing Exclusion in the 1990s

Homelessness in the European Union: Social and Legal Context of Housing Exclusion in the 1990s

Dr Dragana Avramov (1995)

Dr Dragana Avramov edits this analysis of juridical instruments delimiting the right to housing and access to adequate housing for low income groups in the European Union. The book focuses on the relationship between the statement of intent expressed in international standard-setting documents of the United Nations, Council of Europe, European Union, and in the national constitutions, and establishment of the right and access to the right to housing. The book estimates the extent of homelessness and bad housing in the EU and highlights characteristics of people who depend on public and voluntary services for homeless people. The social context of housing exclusion which affects homeless and badly housed people is provided through the analysis of socio-demographic processes and expected changes in households, housing supply, poverty levels, income insufficiency, traumatic events and personality characteristics conducive to housing and social exclusion.

This book is no longer in print.