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High wire : the precarious financial lives of American families

Author: Peter Gosselin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, 2009, ©2008.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gosselin, Peter (Peter G.).
High wire.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)246893130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gosselin
ISBN: 9780786744497 0786744499 1282460382 9781282460386
OCLC Number: 699495002
Description: 1 online resource (x, 374 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Benefits --
The numbers --
Jobs --
Unjobs --
The poor --
Housing --
Education --
Health --
Retirement --
New Orleans --
Methods.
Other Titles: Precarious financial lives of American families
Responsibility: Peter Gosselin.

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