Chapter 9. What Counts? Definition, Measurement, and Legitimacy in Studies of Homelessness

  1. Mary Romero and
  2. Eric Margolis
  1. Malcolm Williams

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996973.ch10

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

How to Cite

Williams, M. (2005) What Counts? Definition, Measurement, and Legitimacy in Studies of Homelessness, in The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities (eds M. Romero and E. Margolis), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996973.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231547

Online ISBN: 9780470996973

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Keywords:

  • homelessness;
  • definition;
  • measurement;
  • legitimacy;
  • enumeration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Homelessness

  • Examples of definitions of homelessness

  • Methodological Issues of Enumeration

  • Moving beyond headcounts of rough sleepers

  • Capture-recapture

  • Capture-recapture: Case studies from Plymouth and Torbay

  • The Process of Homelessness

  • Some antecedents of homelessness

  • Is there any such thing as homelessness?: Definitional and methodological complexity

  • Housing need pathways and processes

  • Housing need research

  • Conclusion