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International Perspectives on Homelessness in Developed Nations

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8244-7
224 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection of original articles highlights the similarities and differences in the status of homelessness and research approaches used to understand this social problem in the US and other developed nations.

  • Articles include literature reviews, studies comparing homelessness across nations, papers that examine specific issues in relation to homelessness in particular nations, and policy oriented discussions
  • Eight different developed nations are in some substantial way considered in one or more of the 11 papers
  • After the US, these nations include the 5 most populous among the world’s fully developed nations (i.e., Japan, Germany, France, the UK, and Italy) as well as a few smaller ones (i.e., Australia, the Czech Republic, and Belgium)
  • All papers are by authors and/or based on data from outside of the US
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International Perspectives on Homelessness in Developed Nations.

Issue Editor: Paul A. Toro.

LITERATURE REVIEWS.

Toward an International Understanding of Homelessness 461.

Paul A. Toro.

Psychological Research on Homelessness in Western Europe: A Review from 1970 to 2001 483.

Pierre Philippot, Catherine Lecocq, Fanny Sempoux, Hilde Nachtergael, and Benoit Galand.

COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF MULTIPLE NATIONS.

Homelessness in Europe and the United States: A Comparison of Prevalence and Public Opinion 505.

Paul A. Toro, Carolyn J. Tompsett, Sylvie Lombardo, Pierre Philippot, Hilde Nachtergael, Benoit Galand, Natascha Schlienz, Nadine Stammel, Yan´elia Yabar, Marc Blume, Linda MacKay, and Kate Harvey.

A Comparative Study of Homelessness in the United Kingdom and Japan 525.

Yoshihiro Okamoto.

AIDS Risk Behaviors among American and Australian Homeless Youth 543.

Norweeta G. Milburn, Judith A. Stein, Eric Rice, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Shelley Mallett, Doreen Rosenthal, and Marguerita Lightfoot.

STUDIES OF INDIVIDUAL NATIONS AND ANALYSES OF POLICY.

A Research Program on Homelessness in France 567.

Jean-Marie Firdion and Maryse Marpsat.

Policeman or Friend? Dilemmas in Working with Homeless Young People in the United Kingdom 589.

Liz McGrath and Nancy Pistrang.

Homelessness in the Czech Republic 607.

Aftab Hladikova and Ilja Hradecky.

Tackling Street Homelessness in Scotland: The Evolution and Impact of the Rough Sleepers Initiative 623.

Isobel Anderson.

Approaches to Homelessness Policy in Europe, the United States, and Australia 641.

John Minnery and Emma Greenhalgh.

International Homelessness: Policy, Socio-Cultural, and Individual Perspectives 657.

Marybeth Shinn

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Paul A. Toro is Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was President of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27, Community Psychology, of the American Psychological Association) in 2003-04. He and his Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty have conducted a wide range of studies on homelessness over the past two decades, including studies on homeless adults, families, and youth. His studies have compared homeless to matched housed samples; assessed prevalence, media coverage, and public opinion; evaluated interventions; tested social psychological theories; collected data across nations; and followed large samples in longitudinal designs.
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  • A collection of original articles including literature reviews, studies comparing homelessness across nations, papers that examine specific issues in relation to homelessness in particular nations, and policy oriented discussions

  • Eight different developed nations are in some substantial way considered in one or more of the 11 papers

  • After the US, these nations include the 5 most populous among the world’s fully developed nations (i.e., Japan, Germany, France, the UK, and Italy) as well as a few smaller ones (i.e., Australia, the Czech Republic, and Belgium)

  • All papers are by authors and/or based on data from outside of the US

  • The papers highlight both similarities and differences in the status of homelessness and research approaches used to understand this social problem in the US and other developed nations
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