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Point of no return: exploring the issues which trap migrants in a state of homelessness in the city

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Suzanne Speak


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Despite their productivity and contribution to urban development, homeless migrants are seen as problematic and their needs largely overlooked by policy. For many, migration and/or homelessness can form a part of a well-planned and successful strategy for individual or household survival or improvement. Nevertheless, other migrants find themselves living in a prolonged state of liminal homelessness, unable to return home or improve their situation. This paper uses a concept of 'consequential context' to explore the relationship between migration and homelessness and the factors which may serve to trap migrants in situations of abject poverty in the city.

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Author(s): Speak S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Development Planning Review

Year: 2010

Volume: 32

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 225-243

Print publication date: 01/01/2010

ISSN (print): 1474-6743

ISSN (electronic): 1478-3401

Publisher: Liverpool University Press


DOI: 10.3828/idpr.2010.07


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