What determines the spatial distribution of homeless people in Japan?

@article{Suzuki2008WhatDT,
  title={What determines the spatial distribution of homeless people in Japan?},
  author={W. Suzuki},
  journal={Applied Economics Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={1023 - 1026}
}
  • W. Suzuki
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
  • Applied Economics Letters
The number of homeless people has been increasing dramatically in Japan since the collapse of the bubble economy in the early of 1990s. This article is the first economic analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS) data to study the spatial distribution of Japan's homeless population. Results suggest that the availability of employment, public medical care and food significantly affect the spatial distribution of Japan's homeless. New supportive facilities and shelters for the homeless… Expand
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