Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis traces the dominant themes found in the literature explaining homelessness. A discussion of differing types of homeless found in America historically and the categories of homeless living in America today follows. Another aspect of this research is an examination of the accounts given by numerous homeless individuals currently residing in Las Vegas. These accounts are divided into several categories that emerged from the data which reflect some of the experiences and perspectives of those who live without the benefit of shelter. The final part of this research outlines a basic program of action designed to fill the existing gaps which have allowed people to become shelterless.
Public policy; Social psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Foreman, Linda Darlene, "Accounts of the homeless" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 93.