The Homeless

The Homeless

by Christopher Jencks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674405967
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/15/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christopher Jencks is John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Northwestern University.

Table of Contents

The Numbers

1. Counting the Homeless

2. Estimating the Increase

Promising Explanations

3. Emptying the Back Wards

4. The Crock Epidemic

S. Jobs and Marriage

6. The Destruction of Skid Row

Less-Promising Explanations

7. Social Skills and Family Ties

8. Changes in the Housing Market

9. Budget Cuts and Rent Control

Reversing the Trend

10. Do Shelters Cause Homelessness?

11. Some Partial Solutions

Appendix 1: Derivation of Tables 1 and 2

Appendix 2: Supplementary Tables


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