The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society.
Encyclopedia of Homelessness
The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The Encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world.
Susan M. Barrow, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Ellen Bassuk, Harvard University, Jim Baumohl, Bryn Mawr College, Martha Burt, Urban Institute, Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania, Robert Drake, Dartmouth Medical School, Irene Glasser, Community Renewal Team, Inc., Kim Hopper, Mailman School of Public Health, Kenneth L. Kusmer, Temple University, Gretchen Noll, National Network for Youth, Debra J. Rog, Vanderbilt University, Marybeth Shinn, New York University
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Levinson’s remarkable work deserves an award for tackling this complex social problem in such a very thorough and well-organized way. Highly Recommended.
Library Journal: September 2004 Starred review –
This important encyclopedia provides a needed international perspective on the problem of homelessness. Some 142 scholars, researchers, and organizations from throughout the world have contributed over 150 well-written and -researched entries on topics like causes of homelessness, groups of people affected, ways in which cities and countries deal with the problem, various government and private programs, problems with addiction to drugs and alcohol, and more. Bottom Line: This valuable reference provides an excellent overview of a serious world-wide problem. As such, it is an essential purchase for all libraries.
Booklist: January 2005 Editors’ Choice –
There have been a variety of publications on homelessness in the last few years, but no other up-to-date source is as comprehensive as this encyclopedia. Entries cover homelessness in 8 major U.S. cities and 30 cities and nations around the world, as well as causes of homelessness; historical aspects; housing, policy, health and lifestyle issues; and service systems.