The Two-Income Trap

Why Middle-Class Parents Are (Still) Going Broke


By Elizabeth Warren

By Amelia Warren Tyagi

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Senator Elizabeth Warren and consultant Amelia Warren Tyagi, the classic book about America’s middle class — and why economic security remains out of reach for many.

In this exposé, Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi show that modern middle-class families are increasingly trapped by the grinding reality of flat wages and rising costs. Warren and Tyagi reveal how a ferocious bidding war for housing and education has silently engulfed America’s suburbs, driving up the cost of keeping families in the middle class, and placing unprecedented pressure on hard-working families.

Revolutionary when it was first published in 2003, The Two-Income Trap remains disturbingly relevant today. Now with a new introduction by the authors, The Two Income Trap shows why the usual remedies won’t solve the problem and points toward the policy changes that would create better opportunities for both parents and children.
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On Sale
Apr 12, 2016
Page Count
288 pages
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Elizabeth Warren

About the Author

Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts. The former Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Warren lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Amelia Warren Tyagi

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Amelia Warren Tyagi is the cofounder and president of Business Talent Group. Tyagi lives in Los Angeles, California.

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