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The housing strategies of sole mothers in inner city Hobart


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Watchorn, EM 1989 , 'The housing strategies of sole mothers in inner city Hobart', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The location of different social groups within metropolitan areas has always
been a focus of study for Geographers. Sole mothers as a particular sub-group
in society have grown over the last 10 years, at a rate faster than that for
families headed by sole fathers or couples. The focus of the study is on the
location of this particular group in inner city housing. The required result
was an understanding of why this particular outcome should exist. The
understanding was acquired by looking at a set of broad structural processes
that contribute to the conditions in the housing and labour markets in
Australia, and the relationship different sole mothers have within this
The overall understanding developed from this study was of the importance
of structure and the strategies formed by the individuals in explaining the
outcome. The method also recognises the potential of processes to undergo
change and the implication this may have for the future housing strategies of
sole mothers.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Watchorn, EM
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