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Author: christopher Jencks
Publisher: Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 in a book that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: christopher Jencks
ISBN: 067440596X 9780674405967
OCLC Number: 660051976
Description: 161 pages, trade pbk
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 Notes

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Jencks is a savvy and clear-thinking policy analyst...An honest and illuminating portrait of homelessness in America...[A] superb book. -- Douglas J. Besharov Washington Post Book World Because Read more...

 
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