Presenting up-to-date empirical research on the subject of young people, housing and social policy in contemporary Britain, this book considers the issue of young people's early housing histories in the context of a range of government policy initiatives aimed at the group. It offers a critique of aspects of social policy that specifically address the housing of young people. Topics covered include:
*young people leaving care
*young people in the parental home
*youth homelessness
*housing services for young people
*students in the private rented sector
*young owner occupiers
*housing benefit for the under 25s
*young single parent families
*young people and housing in rural areas
*social housing.