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Kateřina Zapletalová

Causes of homelessness


This article is focused on homelessness and the concept of structural and individual causes of homelessness. After theoretical definition of concepts, the text describes research about causes of homelessness between clients of Nový Prostor in Brno. The essay explains the procedure of the research and its realization. In a part with results of the research there are defined concrete causes of homelessness of clients of Nový Prostor, these causes are classified as individual or structural. After realization of the research we can see, that the causes of homelessness are not just onesided, but they are a mixture of individual and structural influences.

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