Causes of Homelessness

  • Gary A. Morse
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)


A growing body of evidence points to a disturbing fact: A substantial number of people in the United States are without homes. A national study estimated that in 31 medium-sized and large cities, an average of more than 7,000 people are homeless, including 60,000 people in New York City.4 Current nationwide estimates are controversial; figures range from 250,000 to 3 million homeless people,3,5–10 with 2 million the most frequently cited figure. Although these estimates are imprecise, far more people are homeless today than in the 1960s and early 1970s.


Homeless People Homeless Population Homeless Woman Income Assistance Hosp Community Psychiatry 
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  • Gary A. Morse
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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