The Resource Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart

Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart

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Squeezed : why our families can't afford America
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Squeezed
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why our families can't afford America
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Alissa Quart
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eng
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"<strong>Squeezed</strong><strong>weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique </strong><strong>to show</strong> <strong>how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutions for how we might change things</strong> Families today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harshemployment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible. Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping firsthand storytelling, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects--from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses--have been wrung out by a system that doesn't support them, and enriches only a tiny elite. Interlacing her own experience with close-up reporting on families that are just getting by, Quart reveals parenthood itself to be financially overwhelming, except for the wealthiest. She offers real solutions to these problems, including outlining necessary policy shifts, as well as detailing the DIY tactics some families are already putting into motion, and argues for the cultural reevaluation of parenthood and caregiving. Written in the spirit of Barbara Ehrenreich and Jennifer Senior, Squeezedis an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful,itcasts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make readers think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors"--
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Quart, Alissa
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305.5/50973
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no index present
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HT690.U6
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non fiction
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  • Middle class
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
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Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9780062412270
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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38C4C9D7-0AAA-4D62-B3F5-F5444A7916A6
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(TLC)erc0000662322
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Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart
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Publication
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062412270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
38C4C9D7-0AAA-4D62-B3F5-F5444A7916A6
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(TLC)erc0000662322

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