Homelessness in the United States--Data and Issues

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Index
Affordable housing, 83, 84-85, 88-89, 175-76; in Britain, 144-46; in Canada, 139-42
Alternatives to homelessness, 157-58, 159-62, 178
Apartments: lack of low-rent, 84-85; vacancy rates, 87-88
Assistance programs in Britain: for Blacks, 148; for the elderly, 148-49; for women, 147-48; for youths, 148 Assumptions about homelessness, 61-64
Black homeless, 19, 148
Britain, 142-49; affordable housing in, 144-46; prisoner assistance in, 146; women programs in, 147-48; youth programs in, 148
California, 173-79; homeless families in, 174-75; rate of homelessness in, 173
Canada, 139-42; affordable housing in, 139-42
Causes of homelessness, 156-57, 175-79
Chemical dependency. See Drug use
Children, 123; interviews with, 126-27; interviews with child care staff, 127- 29; interviews with mothers, 126; participant observation of, 127; services provided by shelters for, 129-30
Comparison of homeless studies, 26-27
Counting the homeless, 1-16, 170-73; Freeman study, 10-11; HUD study, 1- 10; Rossi-Fisher-Wills study, 11-12
Crime involvement, 32-33, 34
Definition of homelessness, 63, 67, 142, 167-69, 170, 181
Deinstitutionalization and the homeless, 177
Demographics, 18-20, 63, 82-83, 175
Diet, 40; deficiencies in, 40-41, 54; factors affecting intake in, 57-58, 138- 39; frequency of eating, 41-45, 46; individual intake, 49-50; intake score, 54-57; number of different food groups, 50-52; number of servings, 50;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figure and Tables ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • 1: Counting the Homeless 1
  • Conclusion 13
  • References 15
  • 2: A Sociodemographic Profile of the Service-Using Homeless: Findings from a National Survey 17
  • References 36
  • 3: Food Sources and Intake of Homeless Persons 39
  • References 60
  • 4: Drug Abuse among Homeless People 61
  • References 76
  • 5: Homelessness as a Long-Term Housing Problem in America 81
  • References 90
  • 6: A Social-Psychiatric Perspective on Homelessness: Results from a Pittsburgh Study 95
  • Conclusions 107
  • References 108
  • References 108
  • References 108
  • 7: Sweat and Blood: Sources of Income on a Southern Skid Row 111
  • References 121
  • 8: Homeless Children and Their Caretakers 123
  • References 132
  • 9: Programs Dealing with Homelessness in the United States, Canada, and Britain 133
  • Conclusions 150
  • Acknowledgments 151
  • References 151
  • 10: Public Policies for Reducing Homelessness in America 153
  • Conclusion 163
  • Note 163
  • References 163
  • 11: No Place to Go: A National Picture of Homelessness in America 165
  • References 182
  • Select Bibliography 185
  • Index 191
  • About the Contributors 195
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