Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 26, 1991 - Political Science - 247 pages
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The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short- and long-term solutions, and documents the striking contrasts between the homeless of the 1950s and 1960s and the contemporary homeless population, which is younger and contains more women, children, and blacks.

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Homelessness is presented here in its historical context, although that is not, as the subtitle suggests, the primary focus of the book. Using recent studies along with his own study of those living ... Read full review

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Peter H. Rossi is Stuart A. Rice Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social and Demographic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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