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  1. Deserving vs. Undeserving
  2. Ervin Goffman
  3. The Hobo News
  4. Henry Mayhew
  5. Veterans (Percentage of homeless men that are vets?)
  1. a Published in NYC, publisher was Ben (Hobo) Benson, the "Coast Kid" who had been on the road since 1898
    Each issue provided:
    1. advice for hobos (e.g., what places to avoid or what trains to ride)
    2. opinion pieces supporting the hobo lifestyle and railing against government restrictions
    3. Cartoons
    4. Poems
    5. Personal accounts of life on the road
  2. b Act for Relief of the Poor (1601)
    Distinguished b/w:
    "Deserving" (elderly, young, families)
    "Undeserving" (criminals, beggars)
  3. c One impetus for deinstitutionalization was a book by Goffman
    Goffman argued that, over time, patients become "institutionalized," contributing to chronicity of mental illness
    Goffman based his conclusions on his participant observation field work
  4. d 41% Homeless Men are veterans
    Homelessness from Great Depression abated when they joined mil in 1940 for WWII
    End of WWII brought homelessness back as a major problem
    Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill) helped by providing a range of benefits
  5. e In 1861 wrote "London Labour and the London Poor" about poor in England using Ethnographic approach
    "Hence all society would appear to arrange itself into
    four different classes."
    1. Those that will work
    2. Those that cannot work
    3. Those that will not work
    4. Those that need not work

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000
    The first is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Obama Care
    ability to stay on parent's healthcare
  3. Substance Abuse, Criminality, Mental Illnesses associated with all homeless people
    Homeless make neighborhoods worse
    Belief of personal responsibility for homeless situation
  4. An individual or family who: lacks a regular, fixed nighttime residence, who will immediately lose their primary nighttime residence, is fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, other dangerous conditions; Unaccompanied youth under 25 or families w/ children who do not otherwise qualify under homeless under this definition.

    Previous definition was narrow, only helps in determining who needs homeless services at a particular time
  5. General public view substance abuse as characteristic of homeless person, many think criminality
    Not the majority have substance abuse/criminality

5 True/False Questions

  1. Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill)helped veterans by providing a range of benefits, including low-cost mortgages, loans to start a business or farm, payment of college tuition and living expense, high school or vocational education, and unemployment compensation


  2. Affect of Act for Relief of the Poor in 1834England, pop. growth and famine in late 1500s increase number of wandering poor
    Deserving vs. Undeserving
    Act codified 1572 compulsory poor law tax, 1576 idea of workhouses,1597 post of "Overseer of the Poor"
    Laws didn't alleviate poverty


  3. New DealThrough Roosevelt
    economic programs enacted in the United States
    In response to Great Depression, Three R's: Relief, Recovery and Reform
    Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; Reform of the financial system


  4. What is meant by "point prevalence" and "period prevalence?"Point: number of people homeless at a single point in time
    Most common form of collection
    Period: number of people homeless during a longer period of time such as a month or year


  5. US Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentOrganization for cities with populations of 30,000 or more
    Ending chronic homelessness in 10 years, done by for example awarding families grants and vouchers


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