Down and Out in America The Origins of Homelessness

ISBN-10: 0226728293

ISBN-13: 9780226728292

Edition: 1989

Authors: Peter H. Rossi

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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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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/26/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.10" wide x 8.94" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface 1. On the Bottom and Out on the Fringe 2. The New Homeless and the Old 3. Counting the Homeless and the Extremely Poor 4. The Condition of the Homeless and the Extremely Poor: Location and Economic Circumstances 5. The Demography of Homelessness and Extreme Poverty 6. Vulnerability to Homelessness 7. Why We Have Homelessness and Extreme Poverty and What to Do about Them Appendix A. Annotated Bibliography of the Combined Homeless Studies and Studies on the Extremely Poor Appendix B. The Design of the Chicago Homeless Study References Index
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