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The Missing Class

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The Missing Class by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen
  • Paperback $16.00

    Sep 01, 2008 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $15.99

    Sep 01, 2007

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In this compassionate and clear-eyed analysis . . . Newman and Chen contribute significantly to the dialogue on America’s widening inequities. —Publishers Weekly

The Missing Class is a call to action to change America.”—Senator John Edwards

“At last, a focus on people who struggle from month to month with housing, health care and education costs but don’t fit into the government’s comfortingly minimalist definition of poverty. Newman and Chen give us a vivid, close-up, and often moving look at the urban ‘near poor.’ An excellent follow-up to Newman’s essential body of work on America’s economic anxieties.”—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

“Just above the artificial ‘poverty line,’ millions of hard-working people struggle invisibly to gain a foothold on the promise of the American Dream. Their raw hardships and persistent hopes, collected in this book of unflinching portraits, ought to sound the alarm for an America grown complacent.”—David Shipler, author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America

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