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Young People, Housing and Social Policy - Julie Rugg

Young People, Housing and Social Policy

By: Julie Rugg (Editor)

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Published: 12th November 1998
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Recent years have witnessed increasing interest in policy issues relating to young people, yet have seen scant attention paid to the issue of their housing needs. Focusing on housing and social policy issues in contemporary Britain, this collection examines a range of government policy initiatives and offers a bold critique of policy assumptions about "appropriate" housing for young people. Using the latest empirical research, well-known figures in the field of housing studies discuss topics such as young people leaving health care, youth homelessness, students in the private rented sector, young owner occupiers, housing benefits for the under-25 age range, young single parent families, housing in rural areas, and social housing for young people. Contributors: Isobel Anderson, Nina Biehal, Roger Burrows, Bob Coles, Janet Ford, Anwen Jones, Nicholas Pleace, Deborah Quilgars, David Rhodes, Jenny Seavers, Suzanne Speak, and Jim Wade.

Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Setting the Contextp. 1
Young Adults and Owner Occupationp. 17
Young Single People and Access to Social Housingp. 35
The Use and 'abuse' of Private Renting and Help with Rental Costsp. 50
Students and Housingp. 65
'i Thought It Would Be Easier'p. 79
Youth Homelessnessp. 93
Housing and Support Services for Young Peoplep. 109
Housing and Young Single Parent Familiesp. 127
No Cardboard Boxes, So No Problem?p. 145
Young Adults Living in the Parental Homep. 159
Referencesp. 182
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780415185806
ISBN-10: 0415185807
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1