The Unsheltered Woman

With the “unsheltered woman” defined according to four categories (singles, single parents, working wives, and elderly), her lifestyle can be examined and her housing requirements determined, thus forming a gender-conscious approach for ...

The Unsheltered Woman

Originally published: New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, c1985.

The Unsheltered Woman

With the “unsheltered woman” defined according to four categories (singles, single parents, working wives, and elderly), her lifestyle can be examined and her housing requirements determined, thus forming a gender-conscious approach for ...

The Unsheltered Woman

Defining the "unsheltered woman" and her needs is a complicated task. Regardless of the roots of the condition, a significant number of women are not being housed as well as they could be. Women are not the only victims of an inadequately met housing demand; their families suffer as well. This volume provides sources of information for understanding which women are ill-housed and why their shelter is substandard.Birch reviews basic demographic issues and trends in household formation, using census information to reveal which groups in the country and in New York City have housing problems. The essays then turn to the needs of special groups of women: elderly women, working-class women, and professional women - married and single. Later essays investigate locational and design issues related to women's concerns: a model case study in Denver; high-rise housing in New York City; neighborhood housing for the elderly in Manhattan.The author has gathered together more than twenty of the top professionals in the field including Susan Cotts Watkins, Evelyn S. Mann, May Engler, Roberta R. Spohn, Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg, Barbara Behrens Gers, Susan Saegert, Elizabeth Mackintosh, Gwendolyn Wright, Dolores Hayden, Jacqueline Leavitt, Ronnie Feit, Jan Peterson, Michael Mostoller, Clara Fox, Celine G. Marcus, Jane Margolies, Lynda Simmons, Judith Edelman, Rebecca A. Lee, and Michael A. Stegman. The Unsheltered Woman is significant not only for women, but also for housing policy in America. Until now, very little research has focused on gender policy issues, as such it should be read by all urban planners, policy makers, and housing authorities.

Women and Housing

RR071. Paper presented at Revisiting Rental Housing: A National Policy Summit. Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Birch, E. (1985) 'The Unsheltered Woman: Definitions and Needs.' In Eugenie Birch (ed.) ...

Women and Housing

In the context of contemporary economic, political, social and cultural transformations, this book brings together contributions from developed and emerging societies in Europe, the USA and East Asia in order to highlight the nature, extent and impact of these changes on the housing opportunities of women. The collection seeks to contribute to comparative housing debates by highlighting the gendered nature of housing processes, locating these processes within wider structured and institutionalized relations of power, and to show how these socially constructed relationships are culturally contingent, and manifest and transform over time and space. The international contributors draw on a wide range of empirical evidence relating to labour market participation, wealth distribution, family formation and education to demonstrate the complexity and gendered nature of the interlocking arenas of production, reproduction and consumption and the implications for the housing opportunities of women in different social contexts. Worldwide examples are drawn from Australia, China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the USA.

Women and the Environment

attests to the strength and resourcefulness of low-income women to gain control over their lives despite most ... Woman-made housing: The case of early public housing policy. ... The unsheltered woman: Women and housing in the 80's.

Women and the Environment

This thirteenth volume in the series addresses an increasingly salient worldwide research, design, and policy issue-women and physical environments. We live in an era of worldwide social change. Some nation-states are fracturing or disintegrating, migrations are resulting from political up heavals and economic opportunities, some ethnic and national animosi ties are resurfacing, and global and national economic systems are under stress. Furthermore, the variability of interpersonal and familial forms is increasing, and cultural subgroups-minorities, women, the physically challenged, gays, and lesbians-are vigorously demanding their rights in societies and are becoming significant economic and political forces. Although these social-system changes affect many people, their im pact on women is especially salient. Women are at the center of most forms of family life. Whether in traditional or contemporary cultures, women's roles in child rearing, home management, and community relations have and will continue to be central, regardless of emerging and changing family structures. And, because of necessity and oppor tunity, women are increasingly engaged in paid work in and outside the home (women in most cultures have historically always worked, but often not for pay). Their influence in cultures and societies is also mounting in the social, political, and economic spheres. In technological societies, women are playing higher-level roles, though still in small numbers, in economic and policy domains. This trend is likely to acceler ate in the twenty-first century.

Women at the Margins

The Unsheltered Woman: Women and Housing in the 1980s. New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research. Blundo, Robert, Christopher Mele, Rhonda Hairston, and Josephine Watson. 1999. The Internet and Demystifying Power ...

Women at the Margins

A compelling look at the crisis of disadvantaged women This powerful document takes a sobering look at the phenomenon of marginalized women pushed to the edges of society, holding on with the barest of hope and extraordinary bravery. Handicapped by the increasing societal inequality they face as an everyday fact of life, these women (and in many cases, their children) have been disconnected from the mainstream for reasons of age, race, gender, health, incarceration, domestic abuse, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, and economic circumstance. They are poor in an affluent society, powerless in a powerful nation, and the suffering caused by their exclusion is poignant and troubling. Eloquently illustrated with poetry, art, and prose created by marginalized women, Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance makes a compelling argument for social change. The book offers a no-holds-barred look at how economic restructuring, welfare reform, neo-conservative ideology, and institutional exclusion have locked women into subservient, substandard roles, stripping them of their citizenship and rendering them expendable. Diverse authors track the life cycle of marginalized women, from teenage pregnancy to the lonliness of older women in poverty or prison. Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance addresses: the effects of welfare reform the forgotten group: women in prison and jail low-income women and housing women marginalized by substance abuse, poverty, and incarceration teenage pregnancy children and their incarcerated mothers recidivism and reintegration women, law, and the justice system and much more! Women at the Margins: Neglect, Punishment, and Resistance acknowledges the long history of the inequality faced by women living in exclusion but focuses on the present with a hopeful but realistic eye toward the future. It is an indispensible resource for sociology, social work, legal and penal system professionals, and academics, and an essential read for everyone.

Women Aging

“ The Abused Older Woman : A Discussion of Abuses and Rape . ... 912 Romero , Joseph J. A Situational Analysis of Sexual Assault Among Four AgeGroups of Female Victims . ... The Unsheltered Woman : Women and Housing in the 80s .

Women   Aging

Guide with more than two thousand bibliographic entries and cross-references. It includes journal articles, book chapters, essays, and doctoral dissertations, as well as complete books.

Housing Special Populations

The Unsheltered Woman : Women and Housing in the 80's when provided with housing search assistance and housing counseling , are able to live on their own , maintain an apartment and work or manage an income . The Citizen's Housing and ...

Housing Special Populations


The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy

(2014) reported that women made up a much smaller proportion (15 to 25 percent) of the total homeless population than men across Europe and an even smaller proportion of the unsheltered homeless population. However, women composed a ...

The Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy

Introduction : women, the economy, and economics / Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, & Saul D. Hoffman -- Marriage-market search and sorting : explanations and evidence / Hani Mansour & Terra McKinnish -- Marriage and marriage markets / Shoshana Grossbard -- Marital instability in the United States : trends, driving forces, and implications for children / Evelyn L. Lehrer & Yeon Jeong Son -- Marriage markets in developing countries / S Anukriti & Shatanjaya Dasgupta -- Fertility issues and policy in developing countries / Claus C. Pörtner -- Fertility issues in developed countries / Alícia Adserá & Ana Ferrer -- Fertility policy in developed countries / Leonard M. Lopoo & Kerri M. Raissian -- Nonmarital and teen fertility / Jason M. Fletcher & Jessica Polos -- Access and use of contraception and its effects on women's outcomes in the United States / Martha J. Bailey & Jason M. Lindo -- Child gender and the family / Elaina Rose -- Maternal socioeconomic status and the well-being of the next generation(s) / Kasey S. Buckles -- U.S. child care policy and economic impacts / Jean Kimmel & Rachel Connelly -- Maternity and family leave policy / Maya Rossin-Slater -- The causes and consequences of increased female education and labor force participation in developing countries / Rachel Heath & Seema Jayachandran -- The gender wage gap in developed countries / Astrid Kunze -- Women, work, and family / Fran D. Blau & Anne E. Winkler -- Occupation and gender / Patricia Cortes & Jessica Pan -- Taxes, transfers and women's labor supply in the United States / Melanie Guldi & Lucie Schmidt -- Gender differences in behavioral traits and labor market outcomes / Olga Shurchkov & Catherine C. Eckel -- Biology and gender in the labor market / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark -- Women and leadership / Amalia R. Miller -- Women in the workplace and management practices : theory and evidence / Takao Kato & Naomi Kodama -- Racial differences in american women's labor market outcomes : a long-run view / William J. Collins & Michael Q. Moody -- Women and the labor market : a feminist perspective / Joyce P. Jacobsen -- Gender : an historical perspective / Paola Giuliano -- Understanding differences in mortality and morbidity by sex : the role of biological, social, and economic factors / Barbara Schone -- Women's labor market status and economic development / Nidhiya Menon & Yana van der Meulen Rodgers -- Women and migration / Francisca M. Antman -- The care penalty and gender inequality / Nancy Folbre -- Women and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) : are differences in education and careers due to stereotypes, interests, or family? / Shulamit Kahn & Donna Ginther -- Women's homelessness : international evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies / Guy Johnson, David C. Ribar, & Anna Zhu

Transitional Programs for Homeless Women with Children

The unsheltered woman: Women and housing in the 80's. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research. Blank, S., Collins, R., & Smith, S. (1992). Pathways to self-sufficiency for two generations. New York, NY: Foundation ...

Transitional Programs for Homeless Women with Children

First published in 1999. Family homelessness is one of the most profound and disturbing social problems of the 1990's and will be one of the most important issues facing the United States in the twenty-first century. The main purpose of this study was to develop a transitional program framework that can assist homeless women with children to become self-sufficient. In order to create this framework; this study identified current program areas and components in transitional programs for homeless women with children, including education and employment training components; and determined which program areas and components of current programs have a relationship to programs with successful outcomes.

The Woman and the Dynamo

Unsheltered. Life. When she was eighteen, or thereabouts, Isabel Bowler left home to get a job. ... of jobs she had worked.2 Her first occupation seems to have been that of a “diningroom girl” in “a small and far from de luxe hotel.

The Woman and the Dynamo

Novelist, columnist, cultural critic, political theorist-- Isabel Paterson was one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 1930s, renowned for her incisive wit and her unique interpretation of the American experience. The Woman and the Dynamo is the first biography of a woman who has long been a source of rumor and legend. From interviews, private papers, and her millions of published words, Stephen Cox weaves a narrative that brings Paterson vividly to life. A radical individualist in both theory and practice, Paterson spent her early life on the Western frontier, "lavished" two years on formal education, set a record for high-altitude flight, became a journalist by "accident," and made herself a fearless chronicler and conscience of New York literary life. At the same time, she made a permanent contribution to American political thought. Paterson identified the fundamental issues at stake in the crises of the twentieth century and responded with an original theory of history and political economy. In her view, the individual mind is the dynamo of history, working through the "long circuit" of institutions that maintain and enhance individual liberty; and America is the place where the advanced forms of those institutions were invented and are currently undergoing their severest trial. While other intellectuals derided the American ideal of progress and called for the restraint or abolition of the capitalist system, Paterson demanded a scrupulous application of the "engineering principles" on which American civilization had been built. The Woman and the Dynamo provides one of the few broad and detailed accounts of the origins of the American political Right, emphasizing the special role that women and imaginative writers played in its creation, and posing new questions about what it means to be "left" or "right," "liberal" or "conservative" in America. This will be compelling reading for those interested in twentieth century intellectual history, literature, and politics.

The Radical Women s Press of the 1850s

What is the young woman, the elderly maiden, the unsheltered widow to do? If I go to the city of New York, and desire board in a quiet family, all the Tribune's advertisments would fail to assist me. Perhaps there is a good reason for ...

The Radical Women s Press of the 1850s

First published in 1991. The volume reprints excerpts from six radical feminist journals of this crucial decade:The Lily, the Genius of Liberty, the Pioneer and Women's Advocate, the Una, The Woman's advocate and The Sybil

Over the Edge

In Rethinking Policy on Homelessness, Washington, D.C.: Heritage Foundation. Birch, Eugenie L. 1985. “The Unsheltered Woman: Definition and Needs.” In Eugenie L. Birch, ed., The Unsheltered Woman: Women and Housing in the 80s.

Over the Edge

Often described as an emergency, homelessness in America is becoming a chronic condition that reflects an overall decline in the nation's standard of living and the general state of the economy. This is the disturbing conclusion drawn by Martha Burt in Over the Edge, a timely book that takes a clear-eyed look at the astonishing surge in the homeless population during the 1980s. Assembling and analyzing data from 147 U.S. cities, Burt documents the increase in homelessness and proposes a comprehensive explanation of its causes, incorporating economic, personal, and policy determinants. Her unique research answers many provocative questions: Why did homelessness continue to spiral even after economic conditions improved in 1983? Why is it significantly greater in cities with both high poverty rates and high per capita income? What can be done about the problem? Burt points to the significant catalysts of homelessness—the decline of manufacturing jobs in the inner city, the increased cost of living, the tight rental housing market, diminished household income, and reductions in public benefit programs—all of which exert pressures on the more vulnerable of the extremely poor. She looks at the special problems facing the homeless, including the growing number of mentally ill and chemically dependent individuals, and explains why certain groups—minorities and low-skilled men, single men and women, and families headed by women—are at greatest risk of becoming homeless. Burt's analysis reveals that homelessness arises from no single factor, but is instead perpetuated by pivotal interactions between external social and economic conditions and personal vulnerabilities. From an understanding of these interactions, Over the Edge builds lucid, realistic recommendations for policymakers struggling to alleviate a situation of grave consequence for our entire society.

The Unsheltered Woman

Originally published: New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, c1985.

The Unsheltered Woman

Originally published: New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, c1985.

A Nation of Neighborhoods

Christine Winter, “The Emerging Blue-Collar Woman,” Chicago Tribune, May 19, 1974. ... 206–7, 211; Ronnie Feit and Jan Peterson, “Neighborhood Women Look at Housing,” in The Unsheltered Woman: Women and Housing in the '80s, ed.

A Nation of Neighborhoods

Benjamin Looker investigates the cultural, social, and economic complexities of the idea of “neighborhood” in postwar America. In the face of urban decline, competing visions of the city neighborhood's significance and purpose became proxies for broader debates over the meaning and limits of American democracy. Looker examines radically different neighborhood visions—by urban artists, critics, writers, and activists—to show how sociological debates over what neighborhood values resonated in art, political discourse, and popular culture. The neighborhood-—both the epitome of urban life and, in its insularity, an escape from it—was where twentieth-century urban Americans worked out solutions to tensions between atomization or overcrowding, harsh segregation or stifling statism, ethnic assimilation or cultural fragmentation.

Handbook of Environmental Psychology

CHAPTER 23 Women and Environment KAREN A. FRANCK CHAPTER 24 Children's Environment KALEVI KORPELA ... 1985); Redesigning the American Dream (Hayden, 1984); and The Unsheltered Woman: Women and Housing in the 805 (Birch, 1985).

Handbook of Environmental Psychology

An international team of leading scholars explores the latest theories, research, and applications critical to environmental psychology Featuring the latest research and concepts in the field straight from the world's leading scholars and practitioners, Handbook of Environmental Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of top researchers representing a myriad of disciplines, this groundbreaking resource provides you with a pluralistic approach to the field as an interdisciplinary effort with links to other disciplines. Addressing a variety of issues and practice settings, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is divided into five organized and accessible parts to provide a thorough overview of the theories, research, and applications at the forefront of environmental psychology today. Part I deals with sharpening theories; Part II links the subject to other disciplines; Part III focuses on methods; Part IV highlights applications; and Part V examines the future of the field. Defining the ongoing revolution in thinking about how the environment and psychology interact, Handbook of Environmental Psychology is must reading for anyone coping directly with the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that are destroying our environment and putting our lives in jeopardy. Topics include: * Healthy design * Restorative environments * Links to urban planning * Contaminated environments * Women's issues * Environments for aging * Climate, weather, and crime * The history and future of disaster research * Children's environments * Personal space in a digital age * Community planning

Homelessness

For example, Rubin's research on working-class families revealed that it is usually the woman's responsibility to manage, ... Manhattan Bowery Corporation: Shopping Bag Ladies: A Report for the ... Birch EL (ed): The unsheltered Woman.

Homelessness

Distinguished contributors analyze the problem of homelessness from a clinical perspective, focusing on the major health problems found among the homeless, special populations within the homeless, and strategies for improvement and change.

The Least Among Us The Lives of Homeless Women in Springfield Illinois

All six women would be defined in national statistics as being among the unsheltered, chronically homeless. Although each woman's story is unique, the picture they paint of how they weren't able to earn enough income to support ...

The Least Among Us  The Lives of Homeless Women in Springfield  Illinois

The Least Among Us: The Lives of Homeless Women in Springfield, Illinois By: James Traveler In The Least Among Us, James Traveler shares the stories of six homeless women in order "to inject compassion into the numb consciences of those who would write them off." The featured stories are based on interviews with homeless women living on the streets of Springfield, Illinois. The author provides a platform for these women to tell their personal stories while offering a look into "a day in the life of a homeless woman." While this work will appeal to those in sociology or social work, there are vital lessons in empathy to be learned by everyone. The book contains an introduction by Dr. Kay Young McChesney, an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Springfield. From the Book: After her coffee arrived, I asked Alicia my last question. "You've told me more than once that what you'd really like is for someone to offer you a job. But what about your deepest desires. If you were an architect and could design the life of your dreams, what would it be like?" "I'm still in a time of life where I'm seeking out a man," she said. "I'm still in the game. I still try to be enticing. I want to let my special guy know that I'm still a lady. Right now, I might not look it, but underneath, that's what I am. "I may not have anything material to offer a guy, but I do have ideas, information, and know-how. I can run a household and hold a job to help with the bills. I'd like to have a garden and grow things for our table. And I know how to love. "If I had a guy, I'd make him happy. I'd listen to him, pay attention, understand him, and I'd be patient. If he respected me, I'd respect him and help him prosper." I asked Alicia what she meant by "prosper." "If I loved a guy," she said, "everything he did, everything we did together, would work out and bear fruit."

Discrimination by Design

Lisa DiCaprio , “ Women United for a Better Chicago , " New Women's Times ( June 1984 ) : 10 ; Midgley , Women's ... An excellent anthology on women , poverty , and housing is The Unsheltered Woman : Women and Housing in the 1980s ...

Discrimination by Design

Discrimination by Design is a fascinating account of the complex social processes and power struggles involved in building and controlling space. Leslie Kanes Weisman offers a new framework for understanding the spatial dimensions of gender and race as well as class. She traces the social and architectural histories of the skyscraper, maternity hospital, department store, shopping mall, nuclear family dream house, and public housing high rise. Her vivid prose is based on exhaustive research and documents how each setting, along with public parks and streets, embodies and transmits the privileges and penalties of social caste. In presenting feminist themes from a spatial perspective, Weisman raises many new and important questions. When do women feel unsafe in cities, and why? Why do so many homeless people prefer to sleep on the streets rather than in city-run shelters? Why does the current housing crisis pose a greater threat to women than to men? How would dwellings, communities, and public buildings look if they were designed to foster relationships of equality and environmental wholeness? And how can we begin to imagine such a radically different landscape? In exploring the answers, the author introduces us to the people, policies, architectural innovations, and ideologies working today to shape a future in which all people matter. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Discrimination by Design is an invaluable and pioneering contribution to our understanding of the issues of our time--health care for the elderly and people with AIDS, homelessness, racial justice, changing conditions of work and family life, affordable housing, militarism, energy conservation, and thepreservation of the environment. This thoroughly readable book provides practical guidance to policymakers, architects, planners, and housing activists. It should be read by all who are interested in understanding how the built environment shapes the experiences of their daily lives and the cultural assumptions in which they are immersed.

Design and Feminism

... and David Morley , eds . , New Space for Women ( Boulder , Colo .: Westview , 1980 ) ; Suzanne Keller , ed . , Building for Women ( Lexington , Mass .: D. C. Heath , 1981 ) . 20. Eugenie Ladner Birch , ed . , The Unsheltered Woman ...

Design and Feminism

How well do our designed environments- the places and spaces where we live, work, and play- meet our aesthetic and functional needs? Increasingly, the distinction between the spaces considered public and private or work and home is becoming more blurred. As a result, innovative designs are needed to meet the challenges of our ever-changing environment. Our streets, parks, dwellings and tools are designed to a "one-size-fits-all" standard, and the responses of the design community to meet diverse needs have been mixed at best. Design and Feminism offers feminist critiques of these inadequate design standards, and suggest ideas, projects, and programs for change. The interdisciplinary essays reflect the writers' diverse fields- architecture, planning, industrial and graphic design, and architectural, urban, and design history. Essays cover such subject as rethinking the American city, graphic design and the urban landscape, working at home, theories of women and design, and a trio of essays on industrial designs. A review essay of the literature in these fields- the first of its kind- rounds out the collection. Contributors are Amelia Amon, Wendy E. Brawer, Cheryl Buckley, Sue Cavanagh, Alethea Cheng, Roberta M. Feldman, Etain Fitzpatrick, Alice T. Friedman, Dolores Hayden, Ghislaine Hermanuz, Barbara Knecht, Ellen Lupton, Maggie Mahboubian, Francine Monaco, Nancy Perkins, Victoria Rosner, Joan Rothschild, Susana Torre, Lynne Walker, and Leslie Kanes Weismann.

Handbook of Research on Urban Politics and Policy in the United States

In Suzanne Keller , ed . , Building for Women . Lexington , MA : Lexington Books . ... Getting Women's Issues on the Municipal Agenda : Violence against Women . ... The Unsheltered Woman : Women and Housing in the 80s .

Handbook of Research on Urban Politics and Policy in the United States

A comprehensive reference work that summarizes major issues in urban politics and policy in the United States.