This research examines New York City's response to the growth of the homeless population. Reviewing the six policies that constitute the city's response, it identifies two patterns. These patterns-cost-reduction and preparation for work-are then explored as examples of the constraints on the development of policies for the homeless. Finally, three theories of the welfare state are advanced to analyze these constraints and illuminate New York City's behavior.
"The Limits of the Welfare State: New York City's Response to Homelessness,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss1/7