Address Unknown: The Homeless in America (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 2009 - Social Science - 170 pages
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Describes the nature of homelessness, its multiple causes, and its demographic, economic, sociological, and social policy antecedents. Finding the origins of the problem to be social and political rather than economic, Wright (human relations, Tulane) outlines remedies based on existing and modified social and health services. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The Human Faces of Homelessness
1
A New Face
4
A Womans Face
8
A Dead Face
10
A Childs Face
11
Imagine
12
Notes
16
Homeless in America The New American Nightmare
17
The Poverty Line
82
Resources of the Homeless
85
The Dynamics of Homelessness
86
But Why Now?
92
Notes
94
Drunk Stoned Crazy and Sick
95
Drug Abuse
100
Mental Illness
103

Definitions and Numbers of Homeless
19
The Bottom Line
23
Is Homelessness a New Problem?
27
Is Homelessness a Growing Problem?
31
How Did It Come To Be?
32
Notes
34
The Root Causes Housing and Poverty
37
The Situation in the Large Cities
39
Where Has the LowIncome Housing Gone?
42
Notes
51
Who Are the Homeless?
55
One Thousand Homeless People
56
Homeless Families
57
Women and Children
59
The Elderly
61
The Veterans
63
The Disabled
64
Employment Status
66
Education
67
Family Background and Affiliations
68
Geography
69
Criminal Background
71
Nature and Duration of Homelessness
72
Disabilities
75
Notes
77
How People Become Homeless
81
Deinstitutionalizition
107
The Overlap
108
Physical Illness
110
Notes
112
To Promote the Social Welfare
115
Barriers to Participation
116
Some Obvious Barriers
117
Some NotSoObvious Barriers
123
The National HCH Experience8
124
Some Tentative Conclusions
130
Notes
132
Who Can Be Helped and How?
135
What Does Homelessness Cost Society?
138
Rent Insurance
140
Homelessness as a Housing Problem
146
ShortTerm Amelioration
148
Coordination of Services
151
The Social Welfare System
152
Alcoholism
153
Mental Illness
154
Conclusion
155
Notes
157
BIBLIOGRAPHY
159
NAME INDEX
165
SUBJECT INDEX
167
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