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Poorhouse Revisited
The New York Times (1991)
  • Dennis P Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

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.

  • homelessness,
  • policy analysis
Publication Date
November 18, 1991
Citation Information
Dennis P Culhane. "Poorhouse Revisited" The New York Times (1991)
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