Homeless families: the struggle for dignity
University of Illinois Press, 1993 - Social Science - 154 pages
How do homeless people perceive their plight? Specifically, how does their situation affect their sense of personal dignity? In intensive interviews with one hundred adult heads of families, Barry Seltser and Donald Miller asks these questions, previously not dealt with in the growing literature on homelessness.
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The New Face of Homelessness
The Welfare System
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