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No Longer Homeless - by David Wagner (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 198

Genre: Social Science

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Author: David Wagner

Language: English

Street Date: January 20, 2020
TCIN: 79627040
UPC: 9781538141489
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-9121

Description

Wagner, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, explains, with coauthor Atticks, that the purpose of the book is to destigmatize homeless individuals and show that this segment of society can succeed. It is not a surprise that the homeless have a lack of income, and Wagner and Atticks describe causes such as benefit cuts, housing gentrification, domestic violence, substance abuse, and major mental and physical health problems. The authors interviewed more than 50 people in the research process, including eight who are profiled: one is a quadriplegic, while others are transgender, had addictions, or were raped and abused. Their conclusions are that people can overcome obstacles and setbacks, but warns that homelessness is increasing even though welfare benefits are available. Unfortunately, these benefits are not enough to bring the homeless out of poverty, a topic also addressed in Matthew Desmond's Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted (2017). An appendix describes the authors' research methods, including tables and statistics. There is also a detailed bibliography. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.--Booklist
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