Journals Higher Education

$29.95

Hardcover

Published: 13 January 2020

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190055479


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The Free-Market Family

How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Maxine Eichner

  • Presents a provocative yet well-supported argument tying together political, economic, sociological, and public health developments to show why US families, and, in turn, Americans generally, are failing
  • Demonstrates how much better families are doing in other wealthy countries than in the United States, and ties these results to US policies
  • Shows how mainstream economic assumptions and government decisions beginning in the 1970s radically failed American families up and down the economic ladder
  • Lays out a program of measures proven in other countries and at the state level that would truly support families
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