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The Unsheltered Woman: Definition and Needs
Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)
  • Eugenie L. Birch, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Book Chapter
Date of this Version
1-1-1985
Comments
©Rutgers University, Center for Urban Policy Research, 1994. Reprinted from The Unsheltered Woman, Women and Housing in the Eighties, (New Brunswick: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1985), pages 21-45.
Abstract

One-third of the nation has a housing problem. Twenty-three millions households are ill-housed. They are a diverse group - the elderly, families with children and single people of all races. Most significantly, they tend to be women. More than 40 percent of the group - or 10 million - are female householders. Females head about 27 percent of all American households today; yet, they are disproportionately represented among those experiencing housing problems. In fact, numerically, they are the largest subgroup of the poorly sheltered population.

Citation Information
Eugenie L. Birch. "The Unsheltered Woman: Definition and Needs" (1985)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eugenie_birch/1/