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The Resource The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty, Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider, (electronic resource)

The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty, Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider, (electronic resource)

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The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty
Title
The financial diaries
Title remainder
how American families cope in a world of uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. Authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the U.S. Financial Diaries, a project which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider 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. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative -- and often costly -- coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers ideas for solving them
  • Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. Authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the U.S. Financial Diaries, a project which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider 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. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative -- and often costly -- coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers ideas for solving them
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morduch, Jonathan
Dewey number
332.02400973
LC call number
HG179
LC item number
.M6196 2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schneider, Rachel
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  • Finance, Personal
  • Financial security
  • Poor families
  • Middle class families
  • United States
  • Families
  • Personal finance
  • Economic history
  • Finance, Personal
  • Financial security
  • Middle class families
  • Poor families
  • Haushalt
  • Familie
  • Mittelstand
  • Lebensstandard
  • Einkommensstatistik
  • Haushaltsökonomie
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty, Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-223) and index
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
  • 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
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001882691
Dimensions
25 cm
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unknown
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691172989
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016955128
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001882691
Label
The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty, Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-223) and index
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
  • 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
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001882691
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780691172989
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016955128
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001882691

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