ISBN-10:
0195083539
ISBN-13:
9780195083538
Pub. Date:
05/01/1993
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States / Edition 1

The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States / Edition 1

by Joel Blau
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Overview

Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the U.S., Blau debunks the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He argues that current government policies at every level are mired in pointless headcounting and quick-fix solutions that don't deal with the underlying causes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195083538
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/01/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Joel Blau is Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part IWithout A Home
1.The Visible Poor3
2.Who Are the Homeless?15
Part IICouses
3.The Economic Causes of Homelessness33
4.The Contraction of Social Welfare48
5.Housing60
6.The Homeless Mentally Ill77
Part IIIThe Response
7.Social Movements, Advocates, and the Law93
8.Municipal Responses109
9.New York City: Wealth, Poverty, and Homeless Individuals133
10.New York City: Wealth, Poverty, and Homeless Families155
Part IVSocial Policy, Social Needs
11.Homelessness and Social Policy173
12.Homelessness and Common Human Needs180
Notes189
Index229

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