Title

Interview with Jonathan Morduch, co-author, The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

Abstract

Volatility. Instability. Insecurity. Precarity. There’s a burgeoning lexicon seeking to capture the grim economic state of more and more Americans. Join us as Jonathan Morduch describes what he and Rachel Schneider discovered when they got 253 households to track their every bit of income and their every expense over the course of a year. The results—showcased in The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 2017)—are sobering, and should cause us to reevaluate what we think we know about poverty and inequality in postindustrial America.

Publication Date

11-21-2017

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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