Causes of the growth of homelessness during the 1980s

  title={Causes of the growth of homelessness during the 1980s},
  author={M. Burt},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
  • M. Burt
  • Published 1991
  • Economics
  • Housing Policy Debate
Abstract This article presents an analysis of the factors that predicted 1989 homelessness rates in large U.S. cities. Data were collected to describe homelessness rates in the 182 cities with populations over 100,000. In addition, variables were assembled to represent many factors that have been hypothesized to cause homelessness, including each city's housing and income conditions, household resources, employment conditions, employment structure, available public benefits, and cost of living… Expand

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