Homeless Families in the Netherlands: Intervention Policies and Practices

Authors Catelijne Akkermans, Willibrord de Graaf, Lia van Doorn, Raymond Kloppenburg
Published in Journal of Social Research & Policy
Publication date 2011
Type Article


The demographics of the homeless population in many countries are currently shifting, and this cannot be explained by the different welfare systems to be found in these countries. Nevertheless, there is some evidence that the homelessness policies of some countries are converging, and we observe a combination of decentralisation, housing first, and a taylor-made, individualised approach. However, what is interesting is the question as to what extent these policies are based on a punitive dimension or on a justice dimension.

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Language English
Published in Journal of Social Research & Policy
Year and volume 2011 1
Page range 5-17