Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (I-SPHERE)

  • MA



United States

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Doctoral research project titled 'Housing strategies of homeless migrants: A comparative study of Central Americans in Massachusetts and Eastern Europeans in Scotland' is recruiting study participants who are from Central America and are experiencing housing problems in Massachusetts. 

This research is part of a larger comparative study of migrant homelessness in the UK and the US which will: 1) explore the causal forces influencing migrant homelessness, 2) investigate the strategies used by homeless migrants to confront structural and individual barriers as a means to achieve housing and other needs, and finally 3) consider the role of the state in addressing migrant homelessness from a range of normative perspectives with particular attention placed on the importance of choice.

This is a comparative study of migrant homelessness in the US and the UK using the case studies of Eastern European migrants in Edinburgh, Scotland and Central American migrants in Boston, Massachusetts.