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House rules: The role of structure in women's transitional housing


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

One solution to the problem of homeless families is to provide them with transitional housing, a step beyond the emergency shelter that is only a short-term answer. This study explored two transitional housing models and identified the program structures and supports that these particular programs have put in place to aid homeless women in regaining self-sufficiency. For the purpose of this study, structure was defined in two ways: one, the operational policies which maintain day-to-day order in the facility, and the other, policies which support the setting and achieving of goals leading to economic independence and housing stability. Qualitative interviews were conducted with women in both programs in order to examine the role that these program policies played in their success or failure at reaching independence. By examining the experiences of women in these two programs, this study was able to consider the role of structure in guiding the women in setting goals and maintaining order, and the effectiveness of these structures in assisting the women to reach goals of stable housing and employment. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

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Subject
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology;
Womens studies;
Social work
Classification
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
0453: Womens studies
0452: Social work
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
House rules: The role of structure in women's transitional housing
Author
Mayer, Linda
Number of pages
117
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0060
Source
MAI 44/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542248887, 0542248883
Advisor
Fleury-Steiner, Ruth E.
University/institution
University of Delaware
University location
United States -- Delaware
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1428254
ProQuest document ID
304993463
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304993463
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