By (author) Christopher Jencks
Normal Price: $51.99
Your Price: $46.79 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.34 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Homeless by Christopher Jencks
Book DescriptionHow widespread is homelessness, how did it happen, and what can be done about it? These are the questions explored by Christopher Jencks, one of America's foremost analysts of social problems. Jencks examines the standard explanations and finds that the de-institutionalization of the mentally ill, the invention of crack cocaine, rising joblessness among men, declining marriage rates, cuts in welfare benefits and the desruction of skid row have all played a role. Changes in the housing market have had less impact than many claim, however, and real federal housing subsidies actually doubled during the 1980s. Not confining his mission to "studying" the homeless, Jencks proposes several practical approaches to "helping" the homeless.
Buy Homeless book by Christopher Jencks from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674405967
(221mm x 141mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Jencks
Black-White Test Score Gap, Paperback (August 1998)» View all books by Christopher Jencks
The test score gap between blacks and whites--on vocabulary, reading, and math tests, as well as on tests that claim to measure scholastic aptitude and intelligence--is large enough to have far-reaching social and economic consequences.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Homeless book by Christopher Jencks and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Christopher Jencks
Christopher Jencks is John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Northwestern University.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.