Who Cares About Disappearing Middle-Class Families?

Source: The Learning Curve #124

Middle-Class Children Falling Further Behind The American middle-class is disappearing. Today, the gap between middle- and high-income Americans is as wide as the gap between low- and high-income Americans in 1985. Middle-class children have been steadily falling further behind their more privileged peers for the past quarter century – but the worst of the fallout has been held in check by health and PreK programs that could be unraveled, depending on key budget decisions, according to Declining Fortunes of Children in Middle-Class Families, by Donald J. Hernandez, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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