Becoming homeless: who is at risk.
Population and Societies
n° 313, May 1996
Contextual factors (eg industrial restructuring) and individual handicaps (eg low qualifications) combine to explain why in a period of crisis in employment, when family and professional solidarities are under strain, and when low-cost housing is increasingly scarce, some people are at greater risk than others of losing their home. Those with limited material or relational resources, or whose skills are obsolete, may end up on the street. In what follows we analyse a number of these factors, some of which go back to childhood.