Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

by Victor Tan Chen, Katherine S. Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807041394

ISBN-13: 9780807041390

Pub. Date: 09/05/2007

Publisher: Beacon

"This book is ... about the millions of people who hold down two or three jobs ... and struggle to find time to read to their kids ... It's about the people who have made it out of poverty, but for how long? ... Through meticulous research, Katharine and Victor tell the personal stories of nine families ... You'll find yourself rooting, as I did, for each and every…  See more details below

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"This book is ... about the millions of people who hold down two or three jobs ... and struggle to find time to read to their kids ... It's about the people who have made it out of poverty, but for how long? ... Through meticulous research, Katharine and Victor tell the personal stories of nine families ... You'll find yourself rooting, as I did, for each and every one of them. In sharing their lives and struggles, these families have done more to educate than any set of statistics or government report ever could. Policymakers, journalists, think tanks, and people of good conscience everywhere must take notice ... [The Missing Class] is a call to action to change America ... Like other books that transformed our nation, [it] will inspire us to work for ... an America where the family you were born into or the color of your skin never controls your destiny."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807041390
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
09/05/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Senator John Edwards     ix
The Missing Class     1
Whose Neighborhood Is This Anyway?     11
The American Dream, in Monthly Installments     47
The Sacrificed Generation     83
In Sickness and in Health     119
Romance without Finance Is a Nuisance     149
On the Edge: Plunging Out of the Missing Class     177
Missing Class Mobility     203
Acknowledgments and a Note on Methods     227
Notes     231
Index     253

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