Perhaps, you took for granted the notion that a secure and stable middle class life awaited you upon graduation from college and you’re finding out that it’s a real struggle just to get by. This picture is becoming the norm for too many young people ‘squeezed’ by college debt, stagnant wages, little job security and the high cost of beginning and raising a family, particularly where the jobs are, in attractive urban centers. Author Alissa Quart, who is also the executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, joins us to discuss why families can’t afford America as she discovered in her research for her new book, ‘Squeezed’.
Why Our Families Can’t Afford America
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