27. Welfare Policy, Homelessness, and Social Exclusion  (WELPHASE)

Working Group Coordinators

Yoshiro Okamoto yokamoto@mecl.chukyo-u.ac.jp
School of Business and Public Policies, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan

Evelyn Dyb evelyn.dyb@nibr.hioa.no
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

Joe Finnerty j.finnerty@ucc.ie
School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Ireland

Magdalena Mostowska mmostowska@uw.edu.pl
Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Description of the Working Group

In an initial phase, homelessness was the core focus of the Working Group. Increasing awareness of the relationships between homelessness and housing, social exclusion and welfare policy, is reflected in the papers presented at more recent WELPHASE workshops. Thus the papers usually reflect a considerable thematic diversity, albeit framed by the overarching focus of the WG on homelessness, housing and social exclusion, and welfare policy.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We look forward to receiving a broad range of papers concerning welfare policy, homelessness and housing exclusion along with current interests of the researchers and hope to have a fruitful discussion on those issues in a comparative perspective. We would particularly like to receive papers and presentations dealing with the conference theme of “Migration, Densification and Segregation”.