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The Resource High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families, Peter Gosselin

High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families, Peter Gosselin

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High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families
Title
High wire
Title remainder
the precarious financial lives of American families
Statement of responsibility
Peter Gosselin
Title variation
Precarious financial lives of American families
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. economy has had 25 years of some of the strongest, smoothest growth in its history--economists have even named it: "the Great Moderation." So why have so many of us arrived at the new century with a gnawing sense that events are moving against our families and ourselves? Drawing on interviews with hundreds of Americans and new statistics he developed, economics journalist Gosselin traces a quarter-century shift of economic risk from the broad shoulders of business and government to the backs of working people, a shift that has shaken the pillars of most families' lives--stable jobs, solid benefits, government protections. The change means that the benefits of growth come at greater peril, and your financial fall will be steeper if you stumble. This threat to working Americans' security--and what to do about it--is a pressing concern to economists, policy-makers, and everyone who works for a living.--From publisher description
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Gosselin, Peter
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.83
LC item number
.G67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic security
  • Households
  • Families
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High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families, Peter Gosselin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-365) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Benefits -- The numbers -- Jobs -- Unjobs -- The poor -- Housing -- Education -- Health -- Retirement -- New Orleans -- Methods
Control code
ocn172980493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p.
Isbn
9780465002252
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003962
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1088665
  • (OCoLC)172980493
Label
High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families, Peter Gosselin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-365) and index
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Benefits -- The numbers -- Jobs -- Unjobs -- The poor -- Housing -- Education -- Health -- Retirement -- New Orleans -- Methods
Control code
ocn172980493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 374 p.
Isbn
9780465002252
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003962
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1088665
  • (OCoLC)172980493

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