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Author McClelland, Peter D

Title American dream dying : the changing economic lot of the least advantaged / Peter D. McClelland and Peter H. Tobin
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 127 p.)
Contents Problems of definition -- Standard of living -- Financial security -- Mobility -- Education and mobility -- The future: aggregate growth -- The future: distribution -- Fiscal constraints
Summary "The American Dream" means many things to many people, but at its core are three economic goals: a rising standard of living, financial security, and upward mobility. During the last 30 years, the economy of the United States has been radically transformed. In the same time period, the possibilities for realizing the American Dream have also been radically transformed, and for the worse, particularly for those at the bottom of the income distribution. This book is based upon two premises. The first is that the pervasiveness of the withering of the American Dream across this country is a story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Poor -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
Economic history.
Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Tobin, Peter H., 1980-
LC no. 2021679511
ISBN 9781442201972