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Author: Joel Blau
ISBN13: 978-0195083538
Title: The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States
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Category: Medicine and Health Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 13, 1993)
Pages: 256

The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States by Joel Blau



Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. These are some of the troubling issue that Blau discusses in his thoughtful look at America's poor. The solutions he offers are public policy solutions, not charity. I found the book fascinating, but it's probably not something that would appeal to most libertarians. For the rest of us, it lends insight into a problem that persists even now, when the economy is thriving.

Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the .  . Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the . Blau debunks the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He argues that current government policies at every level are mired in pointless headcounting and quick-fix solutions that don't deal with the underlying causes.

Blau, Joel Stephen was born on January 30, 1945 in New York City. Son of Raphael David and Helen (Berkman) Blau. AB, Columbia University, 1966; Master of Social Work, Columbia University, 1978; Doctor of Social Work, Columbia University, 1987. Assistant professor social work, State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1987. The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States.

Blau argues that current government policies at every level are mired in pointless headcounting and quick-fix solutions that only push the homeless out of sight without touching the underlying causes. He advocates social reforms ranging form a national standard for welfare benefits, a higher minimum wage, and establishment of a social sector for non-profit, affordable housing. A powerful contribution to public debate on homelessness, The Visible Poor must be read by concerned citizens as well as by policy-makers and advocates. Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves.

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THE VISIBLE POOR: HOMELESSNESS IN THE UNITED STATES Joel Blau New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. One might think that the plethora of recent articles and books on the many faces of homelessness had covered all of the bases. Not so. The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States, provides a refreshing departure from mainstream analysis of the poor, the homeless and the poorly housed.

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The book that I read was called, "The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States" by Joel Blau. This book took an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States. The author disproves the convenient myths that most homeless people are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there is about 610,042 people experience homelessness on any given night in the United States. In addition, children of homeless families are at risk of developing health issues and behavior problems due to the stress of homelessness. The government has programs to assist families who are homeless but here never seems to be enough to accommodate the huge number of homeless families.

Bibliographic Citation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Department of Health and Human Services; United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; United States. Department of Justice (1998-01-20). Related Items in Google Scholar.

Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the U.S., Blau debunks the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He argues that current government policies at every level are mired in pointless headcounting and quick-fix solutions that don't deal with the underlying causes.
Reviews: 2
Phobism
If there are fewer and fewer cheap places to live, where should the poor go? And what about the feeling that those who are not working *should* be less well off than those who are? What does that mean when even those who DO work have trouble finding enough food and shelter? These are some of the troubling issue that Blau discusses in his thoughtful look at America's poor. The solutions he offers are public policy solutions, not charity.
I found the book fascinating, but it's probably not something that would appeal to most libertarians. For the rest of us, it lends insight into a problem that persists even now, when the economy is thriving.
Dreladred
This is a very good source for somebody new to this interest because it offers a lot of facts in one place. It's also good for somebody more experienced in this area because it offers some interesting and unique perspectives. This is a good basic expanded book for anybody interested in the issues of homelessness.