Homeless in America

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorCarol L. M. Caton

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The 1980s have witnessed a dramatic increase in homelessness among impoverished and dependent persons, particularly in major metropolitan areas. In this in-depth study, Carol, L.M. Caton and her colleagues synthesize the available information on this alarming trend, providing a comprehensivediscussion of the causes and historical antecedents of homelessness and answering such questions as: Who are the homeless and what are their day-to-day lives like? What can be done to help the homeless and ensure that society meets its responsibility to them? How many homeless are there and whyare their numbers increasing? In addressing these questions Homeless in America describes various public and private shelter programs and, utilizing a unique scientific approach, discusses social and economic policy innovations aimed at independent living. The result is an invaluable resource forstudents in the social sciences, medicine, law, public policy, and social work, as well as for mental health professionals.

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Homeless in America describes various public and private shelter programs and, utilizing a unique scientific approach, discusses social and economic policy innovations aimed at independent living. The result is an invaluable resource for students in the social sciences, medicine, law, public policy, and social work, as well as for ment...

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The 1980s have witnessed a dramatic increase in homelessness among impoverished and dependent persons, particularly in major metropolitan areas. In this in-depth study, Carol, L.M. Caton and her colleagues synthesize the available information on this alarming trend, providing a comprehensivediscussion of the causes and historical antec...

Carol L.M. Caton is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Social Sciences at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.54 × 5.83 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Problem2. Homelessness in Historical Perspective3. Living Without a Home4. The Health of the Homeless5. The Homeless and Their Families6. Shelters: A Temporary Solution7. New Homes for the Homeless8. Toward Independent Living: Policies for the Homeless

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Homeless in America describes various public and private shelter programs and, utilizing a unique scientific approach, discusses social and economic policy innovations aimed at independent living. The result is an invaluable resource for students in the social sciences, medicine, law, public policy, and social work, as well as for mental health professionals.

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"A scholarly account. . . .Is well written and contains excellent reviews of the major topics, as well as some creative perspectives about the problem and its solutions. . . .Contains provocative discussions of a number of the salient policy questions. . . .A substantial addition to the fieldof homelessness." --Contemporary Psychology