Homelessness in the United States--Data and Issues

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About the Contributors

RICHARD P. APPELBAUM is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1971. Dr. Appelbaum has published extensively in the fields of social theory, urban sociology, and public policy, particularly in the areas of housing and homelessness. He is the author of three books and several scholarly journal articles. His work has received a chapter award from the American Planning Association and the Douglas McGregor Award for excellence in behavioral social research. Dr. Appelbaum consults and speaks extensively in the fields of low-income housing, homelessness, and the dynamics of urban growth. He has also testified before the Subcommittee on Housing of the U.S. House of Representatives.

JOAN BRACKMANN is a graduate of California State University, Hayward, and is currently pursuing graduate study in psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Her areas of specialization are women's issues and homelessness among families.

MARTHA R. BURT is the director of social services research at the Urban Institute, Washington, D.C. She received a Ph.D. in sociology in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and is an expert in issues relative to homelessness and energy assistance, teen pregnancy and parenting, social services policy research, and evaluation. She has authored three books and several scholarly journal articles.

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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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