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The Homeless

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674405967

Publication Date: 03/15/1995


176 pages

5 line illustrations, 18 tables


  • The Numbers
    • 1. Counting the Homeless
    • 2. Estimating the Increase
  • Promising Explanations
    • 3. Emptying the Back Wards
    • 4. The Crack Epidemic
    • 5. Jobs and Marriage
    • 6. The Destruction of Skid Row
  • Less-Promising Explanations
    • 7. Social Skills and Family Ties
    • 8. Changes in the Housing Market
    • 9. Budget Cuts and Rent Control
  • Reversing the Trend
    • 10. Do Shelters Cause Homelessness?
    • 11. Some Partial Solutions
  • Appendix 1. Derivation of Tables 1 and 2
  • Appendix 2. Supplementary Tables
  • Notes

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