Homelessness Thesis

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HES Republic of the Philippines Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City INTRODUCTION Homelessness is a critical issue that requires everyone’s attention. Hundreds of thousands of homeless people live on the streets as their shelter. Historically, homelessness has always been a problem in society. Homeless people were known as “the wondering poor”, “sturdy beggars”, and as “vagrants,” but it was not until the late 18th century that homelessness because noticeable to society. Homeless person is anyone who lacks adequate shelter, resources, and community ties. People who are homeless can be categorized as chronic deinstitutionalized or temporary homeless. The…show more content…
Most of these homeless Filipinos make their shelter under bridges that cross big canals and on private and public lands. Economic growth in the country averaged 4.5 percent during the previous administration, but despite this growth, poverty has worsened, mainly because of the population growth rate and inequitable distribution of income. http://www.realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/6270 Based on the Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 10, No. 2, The number of homeless people can be estimated at anything from 100 million to one billion or more, depending on how homelessness is defined. The estimate of 100 million includes those who have no shelter at all; while the estimate of one billion includes those in temporary or insecure accommodation (often squatters found occupying someone else’s land illegally). The different estimates in any city or country reflect the Republic of the Philippines Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City different definitions for homelessness and the difficulties of measuring how many homeless people there are. Homelessness is not concentrated in low-income countries. The proportion of people sleeping rough or in a night
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