(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class

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INDEX
African Americans. See blacks
Alger, Horatio, 21
alternative families, 104, 108–12. See also families
alternative health practitioners, 71, 93, 123, 170–71
American Bankers Association, 128
American dream, 169, 200
Americorps, 58 apartments. See renting
arts and artists, 74–81, 150, 213–16
Asian Americans, 36
AT&T, 29
Austin, 189–90
Australia, 58–59, 100, 126
automobiles, 191
Bank of America, 161
banking/credit card industry, 158–62, 202
banking/mortgage industry, 177–80, 202
bankruptcy: and credit card debt, 157, 158; and families with children, 93; and medical debt, 123; and student loans, 49–50; Warren and Tyagi on, 11; by women, 35, 104, 111
benefits. See employment; health insurance; pension plans; retirement
Bertelsmann, 81
blacks: and credit cards, 157; debt of, 152; and higher education, 50, 151; home ownership by, 37, 179; income of, 36, 38, 152; in middle class, 36, 151–52; poverty rate for, 36; and retirement savings, 136
Blinder, Alan S., 32
Blue Cross, 115
blue-collar workers, 2, 27, 32
bohemian lifestyle of artists, 78, 79–80
Boston, 170, 185, 189–90
Britain. See United Kingdom
Brookings Institution, 188, 197–98
budget of federal government, 145, 207
budgeting for individuals, 203
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 72
Bush, George W., 30, 32, 126, 206–8
Cameroon, 112
Canada: artists in, 79; class mobility in, 33; health care in, 124–25, 126, 127, 209; higher education in, 58–59
careers. See employment
category X, 213–16
Center for American Progress, 20
Center for Economic Policy Research, 197
Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, 130

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