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Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this…

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Homelessness is obviously a global problem. It has been a major focus of the UN-sponsored conferences Habitat I (1987) and Habitat II (1996). Reports from 144 countries for Habitat I demonstrated that over one billion people worldwide lived without adequate…

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This definitive bibliography on homelessness in America from 1893 to the present is the only one that is currently available on the subject. This useful research tool points to 1703 sources in books, articles, and dissertations and provides descriptive…

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The authors draw on their extensive experience in university-community collaboration to integrate the findings of social scientific research about the problem of homelessness with the background developed by those who work directly with homeless persons, in a…

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The increasing and disturbing problem of homeless children in the United States is the focus of this book. Paul G Shane considers the social factors that can create homeless situations for children, and examines the personal and educational problems that can…

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"This useful and clearly written book provides a discussionof the major issues involved in dealing with the homeless, summarizes information available from a number of studies, and draws conclusions about current public policy and future policy alternatives. . .…

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The causes of homelessness are disputed by both Right and Left. But, few would argue that life on the streets is anything other than dangerous and debilitating. Unemployment, deinstitutionalisation, abuse in the home are among the stories the homeless tell.…

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Distinguished contributors analyze the problem of homelessness from a clinical perspective, focusing on the major health problems found among the homeless, special populations within the homeless, and strategies for improvement and change.

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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…

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"Chapters in this work describe and analyze homelessness in 15 states, from all geographic regions of the US. The diversity of survey locations reveals a variety of forces contributing to homelessness. There are frequent efforts to situate the problem within the…

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Through interviews with homeless people, Bulman provides readers with a unique perspective on homelessness. Conducted in soup kitchens, in homeless shelters, and on the street, the interviews reveal the human face of homelessness, which is often obscured by…

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The number of homeless families in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate. There is little doubt that becoming homeless and living in shelters has had significant effects on the lives of the children in these families. While many empirical…