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dc.contributor.authorMabhala, Mzwandile
dc.contributor.authorYohannes, Asmait
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T14:02:25Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T14:02:25Z
dc.identifier.citationMabhala, M. & Yohannes, A. (2019). Being at the Bottom Rung of the Ladder in an Unequal Society: A Qualitative Analysis of Stories of People without a Home. International Journal for Environmental Research and Public Health,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622843
dc.description.abstractBackground: Homelessness is rising in the United Kingdom, despite investment in measures to eradicate it made by the government and charity organisations. Aim: The aim is to examine the stories of homeless people in order to document their perceptions of their social status, the reasons that led to their homelessness, and propose a conceptual explanation. Method: We conducted 26 semi-structured interviews in three centres for homeless people in Cheshire, North West of England. Results: Three categories—education, employment, and health—emerged from the data and provided a theoretical explanation for the reasons that led to their homelessness. These are vital not only for the successful negotiation of one’s way out of homelessness, but also for achieving other social goods, including social connections, social mobility, and engaging in positive social relationships. Conclusion: Participants catalogued the adverse childhood experiences, which they believe limited their capacity to meaningfully engage with the social institution for social goods, such as education, social services, and institutions of employment. Since not all people who have misfortunes of poor education, poor health, and loss of job end up being homeless, we contend that a combination of these with multiple adverse childhood experiences may have weakened their resilience to traumatic life changes, such as loss of job and poor health.en_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjecthomeless(ness)en_US
dc.subjectsocial justiceen_US
dc.subjectsocial statusen_US
dc.subjectsocial mobilityen_US
dc.subjectsocial engagementen_US
dc.titleBeing at the Bottom Rung of the Ladder in an Unequal Society: A Qualitative Analysis of Stories of People without a Homeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAsmait Skin Careen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal for Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderQuality-related research (QR) funding allocation for the University of Chesteren_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectHSC16/09en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234620en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-11-21
refterms.dateFCD2019-11-27T10:07:27Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
rioxxterms.publicationdate2019-11-21
dc.dateAccepted2019-11-18
dc.date.deposited2019-11-27en_US
dc.indentifier.issn1661-7827en_US


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