Kristin Seefeldt: Book talk on Abandoned Families

Kristin Seefeldt

Wednesday, 3/29/2017, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium

Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in Abandoned Families, social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate but unequal set of poor-quality jobs, low-performing schools, and declining housing markets which offer few chances for upward mobility. Through in-depth interviews over a six-year period with women in Detroit, Seefeldt charts the increasing social isolation of many low-income workers, particularly African Americans, and analyzes how economic and residential segregation keep them from achieving the American Dream of upward mobility.

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