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The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertaininty

Author: Jonathan Morduch; Rachel Schneider
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project (http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/), which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Morduch; Rachel Schneider
ISBN: 9780691172989 0691172986
OCLC Number: 1026513284
Description: xii, 233 pages : illustrations, graphs, ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A hidden inequality --
Worlds of uncertainty. Earning ; Spending ; Smoothing and spiking --
How families cope. Saving ; Borrowing ; Sharing --
New ways of seeing. Sometimes poor ; Secure and in control.
Responsibility: Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider.

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Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project (http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/), which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.

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