Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

November 1991

Start Page

A 15

Abstract

The shelter reveals a charade in American welfare policy, pretending to show concern for the visible poor while demonstrating contempt for the invisible poor -- those struggling to keep a day ahead of homelessness. As we try to help the homeless with shelters, we ignore the policies that continue to put people in them.

Comments

Reprinted from The New York Times, 1991, page A 15.

Keywords

homelessness, policy analysis

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Date Posted: 11 June 2008