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Ending Homelessness?: The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O'Sullivan, and Nicholas Pleace


In recent years, across Europe, North America and the Antipodes, a significant number of countries, states and regions have devised strategies that aim to end long-term homelessness and the need to sleep rough. Long considered an intractable or ‘wicked’ social problem, the notion that homelessness could be ended represents a significant sea change in conceptualising and responding to homelessness. A key driver for states, regions and municipalities to devise plans to end homelessness, and an optimism that this policy objective can be achieved, is that there is an increasing research evidence b ... More

Keywords: Homelessness, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Housing First

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447347170
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447347170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Allen, author
Focus Ireland

Lars Benjaminsen, author
The Danish Center for Social Science Research

Eoin O'Sullivan, author
Trinity College Dublin