Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness
Author: Peter H. Rossi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: February 26, 1991
The most accurate and comprehensive picture of homelessness to date, this study offers a powerful explanation of its causes, proposes short- and long-term solutions, and documents the striking contrasts between the homeless of the 1950s and 1960s and the contemporary homeless population, which is younger and contains more women, children, and blacks.