Evicted - Epilogue - About this Project Summary & Analysis

Matthew Desmond
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The Epilogue, unlike previous chapters, is written entirely from the author’s point of view, and makes explicit conclusions and arguments about the subject of eviction. Desmond begins by noting the important cultural and psychological role that homes have played throughout history as a place of safety, stability, and family life. In more concrete terms, stable housing allows families to ensure that their children receive a good education, form positive relationships, and save money for future development. Eviction destroys the ability to address these high-order needs and encourages depression and general hopelessness. Further, he argues that stable homes are essential for prosperous communities. When residents feel connected to their street and neighborhood, they are more likely to contribute to its maintenance and improvement. Social scientists, he states, have ignored the important role that eviction and the threat of eviction have...

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