Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161237
Authors: 
Johnson, Guy
Ribar, David C.
Zhu, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10614
Abstract: 
This paper reviews international evidence regarding women's homelessness. It discusses different definitions of homelessness and how women are frequently part of the "hidden homeless" population and less a part of the unsheltered homeless population. It also considers the data that are used to enumerate and study homeless people. The structural, personal, and random causes of homelessness are discussed, with evidence pointing to highly gendered patterns. The paper also describes the consequences of women's homelessness, including the consequences for children, and the material and psychological coping strategies that homeless people employ. It considers policies to reduce homelessness and ameliorate its problems.
Subjects: 
policies
hidden homeless
children
women
homelessness
coping strategies
JEL: 
I30
R31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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