Homeless In America

Homeless In America

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This is the first comprehensive account of the homeless in the United States. In addition to the "traditional" homeless - bag ladies, alcoholics, and tramps - the author looks at the growing number of new homeless: young people, welfare mothers and families, and the mentally ill. The book includes case perspectives, as well as a description of alternative living arrangements and policies affecting the homeless.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 149.1 x 218.2 x 24.4mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • tables
  • 0195039181
  • 9780195039184

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Homeless in America describes various public and private shelter programs and, utilizing a unique scientific approach, discusses social and economic policy innovations aimed at independent living. The result is an invaluable resource for students in the social sciences, medicine, law, public policy, and social work, as well as for mental health professionals.show more

About Carol L. M. Caton

Carol L.M. Caton is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Social Sciences at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.show more

Table of contents

Homelessness in historical perspective; The epidemiology of homelessness; The homeless of the 1980s: case reports from a clinician's notebook: Jeffrey Grunberg: Homeless men; Lois Wolf: Homeless women; Runaway and homeless youth; Paul Eagle: Homelessness and mental health; Arnold Drapkin: Medical problems of the homeless; Crisis shelter and housing programs; Peter Marcuse: Homelessness and housing policy; Kim Hopper: Advocacy for the homeless in the 1980s; Solutions to the homeless problem; References; Index.show more

Review quote

'a scholarly account of various aspects of the causes and consequences of American homelessness ... well written and contains excellent reviews of the major topics ... Home in America is a substantial addition to the field of homelessness' Ellen L. Bassuk, Contemporary Psychology, 1991, Vol.36, No.11show more