author={John M. Quigley and Steven Raphael},
  journal={European Journal of Housing Policy},
  pages={323 - 336}
It is generally believed that the increased incidence of homelessness in the US has arisen from broad societal factors - changes in the institutionalization of the mentally ill, increases in drug addiction and alcohol usage, etc. This paper reports on a comprehensive test of the alternate hypothesis that variations in homelessness arise from changed circumstances in the housing market and in the income distribution. We utilize essentially all the systematic information available on homelessness… 
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    The Annals of Applied Statistics
  • 2019
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