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The Resource Making room : the economics of homelessness, Brendan O'Flaherty

Making room : the economics of homelessness, Brendan O'Flaherty

Label
Making room : the economics of homelessness
Title
Making room
Title remainder
the economics of homelessness
Statement of responsibility
Brendan O'Flaherty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mentally ill people turned out of institutions, crack-cocaine use on the rise, more poverty, public housing a shambles: as attempts to explain homelessness multiply so do the homeless - and we still don't know why. The first full-scale economic analysis of homelessness, Making Room provides answers quite unlike those offered so far by sociologists and pundits. It is a story about markets, not about the bad habits or pathology of individuals. One perplexing fact is that, though homelessness in the past occurred during economic depressions, the current wave started in the 1980s, a time of relative prosperity. As Brendan O'Flaherty points out, this trend has been accompanied by others just as unexpected: rising rents for poor people and continued housing abandonment. These are among the many disconcerting facts that O'Flaherty collected and analyzed in order to account for the new homelessness. O'Flaherty shows that the conflicting observations begin to make sense when we see the new homelessness as a response to changes in the housing market, linked to a widening gap in the incomes of rich and poor. The resulting shrinkage in the size of the middle class has meant fewer hand-me-downs for the poor and higher rents for the low-quality housing that is available. O'Flaherty's tightly argued theory, along with the wealth of new data he introduces, will put the study of homelessness on a new plane. No future student or policymaker will be able to ignore the economic factor presented so convincingly in this plainspoken book
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Flaherty, Brendan
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4488
LC item number
.O36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homelessness
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Housing
  • Housing policy
  • Housing policy
Label
Making room : the economics of homelessness, Brendan O'Flaherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33244332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780674543423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95040146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making room : the economics of homelessness, Brendan O'Flaherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33244332
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780674543423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95040146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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