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The Ecology of Welfare : Housing and the Welfare Crisis in New York City

Author: George Sternlieb
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sternlieb, George.
Ecology of Welfare : Housing and the Welfare Crisis in New York City.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Sternlieb
ISBN: 9781351319508 1351319507
OCLC Number: 1032717315
Notes: Profitability of Welfare Housing.
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 SOME PARAMETERS OF WELFARE; The Growth of Welfare; Employment Opportunities and Welfare; Background of the Study; Housing's Linkage to Social Trauma; Chapter 2 METHODOLOGY; The Attitudes of Welfare Recipients; The Probability Sample; Variations in Welfare Category; Who Was Interviewed; Chapter 3 WHO ARE THE WELFARE RECIPIENTS; Length of Residence; Place of Origin; Reasons for Moving; Characteristics of Welfare Recipients; Race; Age; Household size; Children under ten. Children ten to eighteenEducation; Marital status; Employment and employability; Chapter 4 THE WELFARE RECIPIENT'S HOUSING; Type of Housing; Juridical Status; Quality of Housing; Age and configuration; Ethnic Segregation Patterns; Welfare Category; Shifts in Welfare Density; The Use of Hotels; The law of large numbers; The Role of Public Housing; Ethnicity in public housing; The future use of public housing; Interior Maintenance of Housing; Ethnicity; Welfare category; Borough variation; Violations; Crowding; Overcrowding by ethnicity; Housing Mobility Patterns; Borough patterns. Mobility versus ethnicityIntent to move; Search Patterns in Housing; Ethnicity; Use of the Services in Housing; Ethnic patterns; Type of assistance received; Summary; Chapter 5 THE WELFARE RECIPIENTS' ATTITUDE TOWARD HIS HOUSING AND ITS SETTING; The Problem of Standards; Satisfaction with Present Accomodations; Satisfaction level by ethnicity; Borough variations; Reasons for Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction; Satisfaction with Apartment Amenities; Aspirations for Better Housing; Ethnic patterns; Location of Housing; The location's convenience; Public Transportation; Apartment Size. Building and Apartment MaintenanceGarbage disposal; Rodents and vermin; Exterminating services; Safety; Summary; Chapter 6 HOPES AND FEARS OF WELFARE RECIPIENTS; Personal Hopes and Fears; Own personal character; Personal economic situation; Job or work situation; Other references to self; Concern about other people, community or nation; Other categories; National Hopes and Fears; Political; Economic; Social concerns; The international situation; General concerns; Other categories; Hopes and Fears of Ethnic Groups; Personal hopes and fears in the United States. National hopes and fears in the United StatesThe Ladder Ratings; Personal and national; Ratings by ethnicity; National ratings; Personal ratings by welfare type; National ratings by category of welfare recipients; Northwest New Jersey study of the poor; Summary; Chapter 7 THE DOLLARS OF WELFARE HOUSING: RENTS, OPERATING COSTS AND PROFITS; Rent Paid by Welfare Recipients; Welfare rents in New York; Do welfare recipients pay more?; Ownership of Welfare Buildings; Length of time in business; Reasons for purchase; Reasons for keeping the property; Scale of holdings; Owner ethnicity.
Responsibility: George S. Sternlieb, Bernard P. Indik.

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