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close this bookStrategies to Combat Homelessness (HABITAT, 2000, 228 p.)
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View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentList of acronyms
View the documentExecutive summary
close this folderI. Introduction
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View the documentI.A. The setting: general economic and social conditions affecting housing conditions
View the documentI.B. Homelessness and the right to housing
close this folderII. Defining homelessness
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View the documentII.A. Narrow definition of homelessness: 'homelessness' versus 'houselessness'
View the documentII.B. Wider definitions of homelessness
View the documentII.C. Dwelling circumstances that may be classified as homelessness
View the documentII.D. Typologies of homelessness
View the documentII.E. Selected definitions from countries with economies in transition
View the documentII.F. Selected definitions from developing countries
View the documentII.G. Towards a universal definition?
close this folderIII. The scale of homelessness (in selected countries)
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View the documentIII.A. Homelessness in high-income industrial countries
View the documentIII.B. Homelessness in countries with economies in transition
View the documentIII.C. Homelessness in developing countries
close this folderIV. Why are people homeless?
View the documentIV.A. Systemic issues
View the documentIV.B. Victims of evictions
View the documentIV.C. Victims of disasters, refugees and asylum seekers
close this folderV. Characteristics of homeless people
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View the documentV.A. Poverty
View the documentV.B. Insecurity and vulnerability
View the documentV.C. Household characteristics, age and gender
View the documentV.D. People suffering from substance abuse
View the documentV.E. People with physical and mental illness
View the documentV.F. Ethnicity and nationality
View the documentV.G. The urban-rural dimension
close this folderVI. Street children
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View the documentVI.A. Definition
View the documentVI.B. Family contact
View the documentVI.C. Numbers
View the documentVI.D. Classifications
View the documentVI.E. Causes
View the documentVI.F. Conditions
close this folderVII. Interventions for and with homeless people
View the documentVII.A. The case for interventions
View the documentVII.B. Modes of response to homelessness
View the documentVII.C. Examples of interventions addressing homelessness
close this folderVIII. Interventions for and with street children
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View the documentVIII.A. Aspirations of street children
View the documentVIII.B. Addressing the rights issue
View the documentVIII.C. Modes of intervention
close this folderIX. Recent policy developments
View the documentIX.A. Policy changes in high-income industrial countries
View the documentIX.B. Policy changes in countries with economies in transition
View the documentIX.C. Policy changes in developing countries
close this folderX. Conclusions and proposals for combating homelessness
View the documentX.A. Conclusions
View the documentX.B. Proposals for action
View the documentX.C. Directions for further research
View the documentAnnex 1. A selection of important international instruments on homelessness and the right to housing
View the documentAnnex 2. What does adequate housing mean?
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View the documentThe United National Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) has launched a Global Campaign for Secure Tenure.