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Ending Homelessness?The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland$
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Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O'Sullivan, and Nicholas Pleace

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447347170

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447347170.001.0001

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Explanations: welfare and politics matter

Explanations: welfare and politics matter

(p.139) 6 Explanations: welfare and politics matter
Ending Homelessness?

Mike Allen

Lars Benjaminsen

Eoin O’Sullivan

Nicholas Pleace

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The impacts of welfare policies and political choices are explored in this chapter. Comprehensive and generous welfare systems that encompass housing, health and other social services, as well as income supports, provide important buffers that lessen the likelihood that people will experience homelessness. The evidence from social democratic welfare regimes such as Denmark is that those who do experience homelessness despite such developed welfare systems tend to have a higher rate of psychosocial difficulties compared to the general population, and this is also likely to be the case in Finland. It was traditionally the case in Ireland, but has become less so in recent years.

Keywords:   Liberal welfare regimes, Social Democratic welfare regimes, Homelessness and decommodifaction

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