Rights at Risk: Inability of the Poorest People to Access Their Basic Rights

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Summary of the work:

Policy analysis of the impact of public funding cuts on the private emergency housing system for homeless individuals and families in the city of Paris. Further analysis of the impact of a high influx of undocumented immigrants on the existing array of emergency housing services. Written in French.



  • Year written: 2003
  • French title: Droits en précarité : Le non accès des plus démunis à leurs droits
  • University: Goucher College year abroad in Paris, France through the Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE) program
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Context: Research conducted during a public policy internship at the Bureau for Social Emergencies at the Paris Social Services Administration, in French known formerly as the “Direction Départementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales (DDASS) de Paris”.


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