Homelessness in Britain: Historical Perspectives


in Housing Homeless Persons

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198258766
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681868 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

Homelessness in Britain: Historical Perspectives

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This chapter applies the analysis in Chapter 1 to the more specific issue of government responses to homelessness in the 1945–77 period. Attention centres on competing analyses of the causes of contemporary homelessness, and on the various efforts to address the problem made by central and local government, the courts, and homeless people themselves until the enactment of the homelessness legislation in 1977.

Keywords: housing policy; central government; local government; homeless legislation; homeless people

Chapter.  9122 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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