This is the first Australian book to focus on the dynamic relationship between different pathways into homelessness, adaptation to homelessness and the chances of a return to a stable, domiciled life.
Authors: Guy Johnson, Hellene Gronda and Sally Coutts
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
While considerable international research has touched on, or implied relationships between entry into and exit from homelessness, no other study, locally or internationally, so directly examines the issue from a comparative view point viz a viz different pathways into homelessness. On the Outside provides an answer to the critical question of why some people remain homeless when others, in similar social and economic circumstances, do not. The book combines a longitudinal method with extensive biographical material. It draws from two interviews with 103 homeless people, of whom 79 were tracked down 12 months after they left transitional accommodation to find out what had happened to them. Its innovative approach to the study of pathways in and out of homelessness builds on and expands the work of previous scholars, particularly those from the US and the UK.