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    DescriptionIn this revolutionary expos, Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi show that today's middle-class parents are increasingly trapped by financial meltdowns. Astonishingly, sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable to financial disaster than ever before. Today's two-income family earns 75% more money than its single-income counterpart of a generation ago, but has 25% less discretionary income to cover living costs. This is "the rare financial book that sidesteps accusations of individual wastefulness to focus on institutional changes," raved the Boston Globe. Warren and Tyagi reveal how the ferocious bidding war for housing and education has silently engulfed America's suburbs, driving up the cost of keeping families in the middle class. The authors show why the usual remedies-child-support enforcement, subsidized daycare, and higher salaries for women-won't solve the problem. But as the Wall Street Journal observed, "The book is brimming with proposed solutions to the nail-biting anxiety that the middle class finds itself in: subsidized day care, school vouchers, new bank regulation, among other measures. " From Senator Edward M. Kennedy to Dr. Phil to Bill Moyers, The Two-Income Trap has created a sensation among economists, politicians, and families-all those who care about America's middle-class crisis.

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    The Two-Income Trap
    Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Warren, By (author) Amelia Warren Tyagi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465090907
    ISBN 10: 0465090907

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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    DC22: 306.3/6/0973, 306.360973
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    LC classification: HQ536 .W35 2004
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    Edition statement
    export ed
    Illustrations note
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    17 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Warren is a Professor at Harvard Law School. She is vice-president of the American Law Institute and served as Chief Advisor to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. Massachusetts, USA. Amelia Warren Tyagi worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Company, specializing in health care, insurance, and education. She lives in California, USA.
    Review quote
    "A startling account of the elusiveness of the American Dream." Time Magazine"