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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
Title
Squeezed
Title remainder
why our families can't afford America
Statement of responsibility
Alissa Quart
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Squeezed" weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show 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. Families today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harsh employment 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, Squeezed is an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts 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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
305.5/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.U6
LC item number
Q37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rise of 1 percent television
  • Squeezed by the robots
  • Conclusion: the secret life of inequality
  • Inconceivable : pregnant and squeezed
  • Hyper-educated and poor
  • Extreme day care : the deep cost of American work
  • Outclassed : life at the bottom of the top
  • The nanny's struggle
  • Uber dads : moonlighting in the gig economy
  • The second act industry : or the midlife do-over myth
  • Squeezed houses
Control code
on1041132779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062847904
Lccn
2017056972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041132779
Label
Squeezed : why our families can't afford America, Alissa Quart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rise of 1 percent television
  • Squeezed by the robots
  • Conclusion: the secret life of inequality
  • Inconceivable : pregnant and squeezed
  • Hyper-educated and poor
  • Extreme day care : the deep cost of American work
  • Outclassed : life at the bottom of the top
  • The nanny's struggle
  • Uber dads : moonlighting in the gig economy
  • The second act industry : or the midlife do-over myth
  • Squeezed houses
Control code
on1041132779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062847904
Lccn
2017056972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041132779

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