The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt
Teresa A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren, Jay Lawrence WestbrookISBN: 0300091710; 9780300091717;
More than a million American families now file for federal bankruptcy annually, and many more are perilously close to financial disaster. In this important analysis of hard-pressed families, recently featured in articles in Newsweek, Forbes, Chronicleof Higher Education, and the New York Times, the authors discover that financial stability for many middle-class Americans is all too fragile. The authors consider the changing cultural and economic factors that threaten financial security and what they imply for the future vitality of the middle class.