The Homeless

The Homeless by Christopher Jencks 067440596X 9780674405967
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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, Americas foremost analyst of social problems. Jencks examines the standard explanations and finds that the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, the invention of crack cocaine, rising joblessness among men, declining marriage rates, cuts in welfare benefits, and the destruction of skid row have all played a role. Changes in the housing market have had less impact than many claim, however, and real federal housing subsidies actually doubled during the 1980s. Not confining his mission to studying the homeless, Jencks proposes several practical approaches to helping the homeless.

Author: Christopher Jencks

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 174

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 1995-03-15


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