A Feminist Perspective On Women 's Homelessness

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Much literature explaining women 's homelessness in the United Kingdom, have argued from a feminist perspective which highlighted that the market dominated housing policies disadvantage female-led households based on a gendered division of labour, (Watson and Austerberry, 1986) . Furthermore (Pleace, and Quilgars, 1996), asserted that dominant family model assumes domestic roles for women, such that family care, child care and other domestic duties as solely that responsibility for women. (Razzu, 2014) studies demonstration that on average women share 76% of housework, (although this trend have change over the years). However, women role within the home meant they were less likely have full time employment, as a result studies have demonstrated that only 25% of mothers were in paid employment. Moreover, even for women in employment income were relatively low, which meant the women were increasingly dependent on man. On the other hand (Novac, Brown, and Bourbonnais (2009) identified that in the 1960s female -led households were mainly renters and their low income status, lack of subsidised housing and insufficient supports particularly in private property contributes to their homelessness. Such equality were, moreover underpinned by gender inequalities in income. Pleace, and Quilgars, (1996) argued in Britain men have greater economic and social power than women, as a result women were exploited as wage labour. Subsequently, reference noted that 65% of women in the
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