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Older Homeless Women in Australia

Concern has been mounting for some time about a deteriorating wealth divide within Australian society. Central to these concerns is the lack of affordable housing. This post examines one aspect of this troubling national trend – an increasing number of women at retirement age are experiencing difficulty in finding affordable and secure housing.
2014

The hidden housing problem: older and still renting

Increasing numbers of people in their 50s and 60s are renting. In Australia, we’re not meant to be renters in retirement. Our age pension system is built on the assumption we’ll own our homes outright. That’s why our age pension is low relative to other countries’ – because housing costs in older age are assumed to be low, too.
2014

Older women fall victim to crisis in homelessness

Looking at the rise in Australian women 55+ who are experiencing housing stress.
2014

Women and Homelessness in Spain

This work focuses on the situation of homeless women in present-day Spain. This constitutes both a social and a personal problem embedded in the dynamics of social exclusion and linked to the interplay among structural, family/relational, personal and cultural elements.
2014

Older Homeless Women in Australia

Australia is often cited as an economic success story. Unfortunately, not everyone has reaped these economic benefits and concern has been mounting for some time about a deteriorating wealth divide within Australian society. Central to these concerns is the lack of affordable housing.
2014

Older Women's Pathways Out of Homelessness

The largest proportion of older women presenting with housing crisis in Australia have led conventional lives, and rented whilst working and raising a family. Few have previously had involvement with welfare and other support systems. Older women’s risk of homelessness can be lessened by the way welfare and housing systems work and interact with older women.
2014

Rethinking the Care Needs of Older Homeless People

Our research project, “Homelessness in Late life: Growing Old on the Streets, in Shelters, and Long-term Care” explores the challenges older homelessness brings for aging societies as a whole and for service providers working in housing, shelter and long-term care. It involves a critical policy analysis; qualitative interviews with service providers and older homeless people; and participant obse
2014

Life space and mental health: a study of older community-dwelling persons in Australia

The ability of older people to mobilise within and outside their community is dependent on a number of factors. This study explored the relationship between spatial mobility and psychological health among older adults living in Australia.
2014

How does homelessness affect senior women?

In 2013, the OECD reported that Canada has a low old-age poverty rate compared to other OECD countries—7.2%—but it is rising while other countries’ are decreasing.
2014

Older women’s pathways out of homelessness in Australia

This study examines pathways out of homelessness for older women in Australia. It seeks to understand the range of possible responses and program models that would assist in addressing their homelessness. It explicitly intends to inform the service sector.In Australia there has been increasing attention to older women’s homelessness.
2014
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