First published in 1999. The phenomenon of homelessness is not new, but it has only recently been perceived as a social problem in European Member States. Even in the early 1990s little was known about the paths in and out of homelessness. This volume presents the papers arising from EUROHOME: Emergency and Transitory Housing for Homeless people: Needs and Best Practices. This project enabled a review of the state of knowledge in the field, an analysis of recent trends and a discussion of the prospects for improvement in the prevention of homelessness and the public response to housing in Europe. EUROHOME, and this collection, thus bring together experts in the study of: *
Introduction: The State-of-the-Art Research of Homelessness and Provision of Services in Europe Dragana Avramov Part 1: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Homelessness 1. Weakening and Breaking of Social Ties: Analysis of Explanatory Factors Serge Paugam 2. Free Markets, Poverty and Social Exclusion Katherine Duffy 3. Theoretical Uses and Misuses of the Notion of Exclusion Marc-Henry Soulet 4. Homelessness and the Housing Factor: Learning from the Debate on Homelessness and Poverty Antonio Tosi 5. Conclusions and Policy Implications Antonio Tosi Part 2: The Research of Homelessness: Data and Methodology 6. Data Sources on Homelessness and Data Necessary for Needs-Based Research Dragana Avramov 7. Annual Survey on Homelessness in Finland: Definitions and Methodological Aspects Sirkka-Liisa Karkkainen 8. Existing and Proposed Data Gathering Systems in the Netherlands Concerning the Homeless Henk de Feijter 9. Living in the Streets of Vienna: The Methodology of the 1993 ICCR Study Angelika Kofler 10. The Homeless in Paris: A Representative Sample Survey of Users of Services for the Homeless Maryse Marpsat and Jean-Marie Firdion 11. Using Capture-Recapture to Estimate the Size of the Homeless Population Malcolm Williams 12. US Homeless Research During the 1980s and early 1990s: Approaches, Lessons Learned and Methodological Options Martha R. Burt 13. Conclusions and Policy Implications Angelika Kofler Part 3: Values and Policies in Relation to Homelessness 14. Regimes of Social Policy in Europe and the Patterning of Homelessness Mary Daly 15. Different Policy Approaches to Homelessness Jan Vranken 16. Housing Policy and Homelessness: The Danish Case Hans Kristensen 17.Housing Policy and Homelessness in Finland Sirkka-Liisa Karkkainen 18. Conclusions and Policy Implications Inger Koch-Nielsen Part 4: Services for Homeless People - Needs and Provisions 19. Social Emergency: Between Myth and Reality Marc-Henry Soulet 20.The Heterogeneity of Homelessness and the Consequences for Service Provision, Inger Koch-Nielsen and Tobias Borner Stax 21. Temporary Accomidation for Homeless People in Germany with Special Focus on the Provision for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers Volker Busch-Geertsema 22. Urgent Accomidation Shelters for Homeless People in Greece: Who Provides Services and Who Uses Them? Aristides Sapounakis 23. Reflections on Homelessness as Seen from and Institution for the Homeless in Copenhagen Preben Brandt 24. Conclusions and Policy Implications Sikka-Liisa Karkkainen Part 5: The Research Agenda 25. Reflections on Needs for Future Research Dragana Avramov
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