1. Ehrenreich, Fear of Falling, 14.
2. Mishel, Bernstein, and Allegretto, The State of Working America 2006/ 2007, 26–27; Demos and Center for Responsible Lending, The Plastic Safety Net, 20.
3. U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Senate Democratic Policy Committee, The College Cost Crunch, 2.
4. Mishel, Bernstein, and Allegretto, The State of Working America 2006/ 2007, 27.
5. Hacker, The Great Risk Shift (2006), 31.
6. Ibid., 101; National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Breaking the Piggy Bank, 10.
7. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The State of the Nation's Housing 2006, 9.
8. Silva, A House of Cards; Crustsinger, “Savings Tumble Poses Risk to Boomers.”
9. Weller and Staub, Middle Class in Turmoil, 4.
10. Mishel, Bernstein, and Allegretto, The State of Working America 2006/ 2007, “Wealth,” 23.
11. Kaiser Family Foundation, Employer Health Benefits 2006, 1, 4.
12. Day, “Retirement, Squeezed”; Hacker, The Great Risk Shift (2008), 122.
13. Samuelson, “What's the Biggest Threat to the U.S. Economy?”
14. U.S. PIRG Higher Education Project, Paying Back, Not Giving Back, 5–6, 10–11.
15. Newman and Chen, The Missing Class.
16. Warren and Tyagi, The Two-Income Trap, 230; DeNavas-Walt, Proctor, and Lee, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2005,
17. Johnston, “Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows”; Crustsinger, “Savings Tumble Poses Risk to Boomers.”
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Publication information: Book title: (Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class. Contributors: Nan Mooney - Author. Publisher: Beacon Press. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 2008. Page number: 219.
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