BLAU, Joel. American, b. 1945. Genres: Social work. Career: New York City Human Resources Administration, New York City, policy analyst, 1983-86, project manager, 1986-87; Columbia University, adjunct lecturer, 1983-87; State University of New York at Stony Brook, assistant professor of social welfare, 1987-93, associate professor, 1993-2000, professor, 2000-; writer. Publications: The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States, 1992; Illusions of Prosperity: America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity, 1999; The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy, 2003. Contributor to journals in the social sciences. Address: School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8231, U.S.A.