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Housing pathways of disabled young people: evidence for policy and practice

Mackie, Peter Kelso 2012. Housing pathways of disabled young people: evidence for policy and practice. Housing Studies 27 (6) , pp. 805-821. 10.1080/02673037.2012.714464

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Abstract

Most studies of disabled young people's housing experiences focus on structural constraints, with little attention given to the role of young people themselves in shaping their housing biographies. Using Clapham's (2002) housing pathways framework, this paper reflects on new empirical data to examine interactions between structure, agency and wider discourses in the housing pathways of disabled young people. The paper develops a typology of disabled young people's housing pathways, consisting of direct, staged and return pathways to independent living. Within each of these pathways, young people face key challenges of deciding to leave, finding suitable accommodation and maintaining their accommodation. The research identifies some of the complex interconnected factors that shape the ways young people negotiate these challenges and in doing so key messages emerge for policy makers and practitioners. Moreover, the paper not only informs policy and practice but also responds to questions that have recently been asked of the pathways framework and social constructionism more generally.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social theory, disability, young people, pathways, housing policy
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0267-3037
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40665

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