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  1. The Homeless
    The Homeless
    The Homeless
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  2. The Homeless

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How widespread is homelessness, how did it happen, and what can be done about it? These are the questions explored by Christopher Jencks, America's foremost analyst of social problems. Jencks examines the standard explanations and finds that the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, the invention of crack cocaine, rising joblessness among men, declining marriage rates, cuts in welfare benefits, and the destruction of skid row have all played a role. Changes in the housing market have had less impact than many claim, however, and real federal housing subsidies actually doubled during the 1980s. Not confining his mission to studying the homeless, Jencks proposes several practical approaches to helping the homeless.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Christopher Jencks
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Harvard University
EAN
9780674405967
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
067440596X
Label
Harvard University Press
Manufacturer
Harvard University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
176
PublicationDate
1995-03-15
Publisher
Harvard University Press
ReleaseDate
1995-01-25
Studio
Harvard University Press
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