Princeton University Library Catalog

Invisible nation : homeless families in America / Richard Schweid.

Author:
Schweid, Richard, 1946- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xvii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Summary note:
"Every year, more than 2.5 million children are left homeless in the United States and the number of such families continues to rise annually. In every state, children are living in small quarters packed in with relatives-- in cars, in motel rooms, or in emergency shelters. In this vividly-written narrative, experienced journalist Richard Schweid takes us on a spirited journey through this "invisible nation, ' giving us front-row dispatches of suffering families on the edge. Based on in-depth reporting from five major cities, Invisible Nation looks backward at the historical context of family homelessness as well as forward at what needs to be done to alleviate this widespread, although often hidden, poverty. Invisible Nation is a riveting must-read for everyone who cares about inequality, poverty and family life"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-207) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: the family room -- Nashville, Tennessee: off the charts in Music City -- Boston, Massachusetts: falling by the wayside -- Fairfax, Virginia: Beltway blues -- Portland, Oregon: the modern almshouse -- Trenton, New Jersey: rapid rehousing -- Conclusion: turning it around.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Case studies.
ISBN:
  • 9780520292666 ((hardcover))
  • 0520292669 ((hardcover))
  • 9780520292673 ((paperback))
  • 0520292677 ((paperback))
  • ((electronic book))
LCCN:
2016009774
OCLC:
944339709
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