What do the published figures tell us about homelessness in australia? Thompson, Denise en_US 2021-11-25T13:43:23Z 2021-11-25T13:43:23Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is in two parts. An introductory section discusses the housing market in Australia in order to emphasise the fact that homelessness is not simply an individual experience. It is also a structural phenomenon driven by economic imperatives beyond the control of those most affected. The bulk of the paper is devoted to a discussion of the published figures on the level of homelessness in Australia, gathered by the national Census and by the data collection agency for the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), the nation`s main program for combating homelessness. Some problems with those figures as they are reported by the SAAP data collection agency are discussed, in particular, the under-estimation of the level of unmet demand for accommodation. The paper concludes with a comparison between the Census and the SAAP figures, which indicates that policies for alleviating homelessness are far from achieving their aims. en_US
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dc.identifier.issn 0157-6321 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other homelessness en_US
dc.subject.other housing market en_US
dc.subject.other statistics en_US
dc.title What do the published figures tell us about homelessness in australia? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian Journal of Social Issues en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 351-367 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 42 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Thompson, Denise, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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