Women and Homelessness in Europe

Women and Homelessness in Europe – Pathways, Services and Experiences

Bill Edgar and Joe Doherty 2001

"Women have been neglected and marginalised in much contemporary European housing policy and practice. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the development of policies on homelessness. This unique volume provides, for the first time, a picture of the nature and causes of homelessness among women across European member states." The book:

  • considers the gender-specific issues contributing towards homelessness among women in Europe;
  • assesses the contribution of economic and social change to the risk of homelessness;
  • examines the changing composition of the female homeless population; describes the pattern and evaluates the effectiveness of service provision available to homeless women;
  • explores the experiences of homeless women using these services.