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Elderly women living alone in Spain: the importance of having children

This paper analyses the extent to which completed fertility, and in particular childlessness, is a valid predictor of living alone at advanced ages, an increasingly important residential option in advanced societies with crucial implications for social policy design and the organization of welfare services. The most relevant aspect of the data presented here is that everywhere levels of non-famil
2017

Not just personal choice: older women and homelessness

No single factor, not one personal decision and not one government policy setting has created the homelessness of any one woman. Years of systemic inaction and poor policy has resulted in more women over 55 now facing homelessness.
2017

Living Alone among Older Persons in Uganda: Prevalence and Associated Factors

This study aimed at investigating the prevalence and factors associated with living alone among older persons in Uganda. Worldwide, the proportion of older persons (aged 60 years and above) stands at 11% and it’s anticipated to double by 2050. In sub-Saharan Africa, older persons comprise 5% of the population.
2017

Housing stress 'dire' as elderly Canberra women resort to sleeping in cars

Women more than 80 years old are turning to Canberra's homeless services for shelter, forced out of housing by the ACT's rental market, low savings and family violence. Homelessness services are reporting a rise in clients who are elderly women, some resorting to sleeping in cars and couch surfing for shelter before seeking help.
2017

Living Arrangements of Older Persons: A Report on an Expanded International Dataset

Population ageing is occurring everywhere: nearly every country in the world is expected to experience a substantial increase in the proportion of the population aged 60 years or over between 2017 and 2050. Population ageing is occurring along with broader social and economic changes that are taking place around the world.
2017

Older Women and Homelessness: Lived Experiences of Accessing Social and Health Services

The purpose of this thesis was to explore the experiences of accessing health and social services for older women who have lived experience with homelessness. Women over the age of 50 with lived experience of homelessness participated in face to face interviews where they were asked to share their experiences with accessing services in the northern British Columbia (BC) community of Prince George
2017
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Diversity in older age: Older homelessness

The characteristics of older homelessness can change rapidly over time and may differ significantly from place to place. This review will focus on older homelessness in England. In England older homelessness is currently on the increase and the number of older street-homeless has doubled in the five years from 2010 to 2015.
2017

Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland

'Partnering for Impact' details the broad directions and initial actions to generate innovation and revitalisation in the Queensland Government's response to homelessness. The first step will implement 5-year service agreements for existing services.
2017

Older homeless women's identity negotiation: agency, resistance and the construct of a valued self

Abstract There is a growing awareness that the adult homeless population is ageing, mirroring the general US population trend. Although men still outnumber women among the adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night.
2017

Ageing and Homelessness: Solutions for a growing problem

An ageing population and growing levels of housing stress will increase the number of people at risk of ageing in to homelessness. One in six people aged over 55 who received help from a homelessness service reported having financial difficulties. Appropriate housing that is truly affordable is a key part of the solution.
2017

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