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By David Levinson

ISBN-10: 0761927514

ISBN-13: 9780761927518

The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the 1st systematic attempt to prepare and summarize what we all know approximately this complicated subject which affects not just the homeless yet all of society. The Encyclopedia specializes in the present state of affairs within the usa, with a comparative sampling of homelessness round the world. The Encyclopedia includes entries on Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Guatemala, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Sweden, the uk, Zimbabwe, Tokyo, Calcutta, London and others from worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Homelessness meets the wishes of a vast viewers, providing a wealthy historical past and the information, perspectives, and views of specialists from varied disciplines and perspectives.

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European-American adolescents were also more likely to have experienced a family characterized by verbal and physical aggression, conflict, and a lack of cohesion. It appears that the African-American homeless may have more contact with their families than the European-American homeless do and may have come from more functional families. Psychological Difficulties and Treatment Research also suggests that ethnic differences exist in mental health and substance abuse problems among homeless individuals.

Additionally, African-American women report less use of both inpatient and outpatient care; unlike European-American women, they also report that they wanted but were unable to obtain psychological care. PUBLIC POLICY Public policy and economic changes that affect the poor and those living in the inner city disproportionately affect African-Americans because they are more likely to be poor and more likely to live in the inner city. The causes of homelessness are different for African-Americans than for European-Americans.

Although this may have described a majority of homeless people before the 1980s, the current homeless population in the United States is younger, includes a large number of families composed mostly of women and their children, is much poorer, and is much more ethnically diverse. African-Americans are overrepresented in all subgroups of homeless people, including adults, families, and adolescents. S. S. homeless population. S. cities, African-Americans make up an even larger proportion of the homeless population.

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