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Causes of Intercity Variation in Homelessness

  title={Causes of Intercity Variation in Homelessness},
  author={Marjorie Honig and Randall K. Filer},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
Homelessness in America has become a major policy concern in recent years. Following estimates by a number of researchers in the 1980's that suggested as many as a half-million homeless,1 the 1990 census places the current number at around a quarter of a million. Efforts to design policies to deal with this problem have been handicapped by a lack of systematic analysis of the causes of homelessness.2 Policymakers have had little guidance from researchers in determining the relative importance… 

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