This collection of original articles highlights the similarities and differences in the status of homelessness and research approaches used to understand this social problem in the US and other developed nations.
- Articles include literature reviews, studies comparing homelessness across nations, papers that examine specific issues in relation to homelessness in particular nations, and policy oriented discussions
- Eight different developed nations are in some substantial way considered in one or more of the 11 papers
- After the US, these nations include the 5 most populous among the world's fully developed nations (i.e., Japan, Germany, France, the UK, and Italy) as well as a few smaller ones (i.e., Australia, the Czech Republic, and Belgium)
- All papers are by authors and/or based on data from outside of the US