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Seefeldt says hard work alone won't allow poor to reach middle-class status in America

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"There are fewer and fewer avenues to the middle class for low-income families" - Michigan Radio. 07/12/2017.

Citing the rising cost of a college education, the shrinking pool of middle-class jobs, and the declining government safety net, Kristin Seefeldt says low-income families in Michigan face a variety of barriers to upward mobility. Discussing the low-income families in her recent study, Seefeldt says: “Unlike some popular misconceptions that are out there, these were folks that were trying their best to get ahead, but no matter what happened there were roadblocks.”

Seefeldt's book, Abandoned Families


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