The Missing Class
There is an increase in national attention being paid to inequality in America. While U.S. government programs help the poor and politicians on both sides raise funds from the fortunate, the "Missing Class," those making between $20,000 to $40,000 dollars a year for a family of four, is largely ignored. Through their experiences with nine families, Princeton professor Katherine Newman and Inthefray magazine editor Victor Tan Chen trace the unique challenges faced by this growing demographic in their new book, The Missing Class. Newman and Chen explain where these families come from, how they've struggled and why they are stuck in the fraying safety net.