Severe and Multiple Disadvantage: A Review of Key Texts

1st July 2012, words by Mark Duncan

This literature review provides a summary of key texts that address severe and multiple disadvantage. It tracks an emerging appreciation of the distinct challenges experienced by people who face SMD, and makes recommendations for further research. The review highlights attempts to:

  • Define the issue politically
  • Provide data on the scope and scale of SMD
  • Make recommendations for service delivery and government policy.

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