For Richer, for Poorer: How Family Structures Economic Success in America.

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Page Count
56
Year Published
2014
Author (Individual)
Lerman, Robert I.
Wilcox, W. Bradford.
Resource Type
Report
Resource Format
PDF
The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary Americans and their families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising income inequality or joblessness. But rarely does the public conversation about the changing economic fortunes of Americans and their families look at questions of family structure. This is an important oversight because, as this report shows, changes in family formation and stability are central to the changing economic landscape of American families, to the declining economic status of men, and to worries about the health of the American dream. (Author abstract)

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