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Homeless People and Welfare Recipients Suffer Under Restrictive Laws

Homeless People and Welfare Recipients Suffer Under Restrictive Laws

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Title: Homeless People and Welfare Recipients Suffer Under Restrictive Laws
Author: Mosher, Janet
Identifier: 00013
Abstract: Homeless people and social assistance recipients have the same goals as the rest of the population. Current laws only reinforce the stereotypes about the poor and homeless as lazy, unmotivated, and prone to crime. Welfare recipients and the homeless need to develop their autonomy so that they can be capable of improving their situation. Respecting the privacy of welfare applicants is more beneficial to helping them succeed than encouraging a hotline for others to report on their misdeeds.
Sponsor: York's Knowledge Mobilization Unit provides services and funding for faculty, graduate students, and community organizations seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. It is supported by SSHRC and CIHR grants, and by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation. kmbunit@yorku.ca www.researchimpact.ca
Subject: Poverty
Law
Homelessness
Criminology
Type: Research Summary
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29098
Citation: Mosher, J. (2002). The shrinking of the public and private spaces of the poor. In J. Hermer & J. Mosher (Eds.), Disorderly people: Law and the politics of exclusion in Ontario (pp. 41-53). Halifax: Fernwood Books.
Date: 2008

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