Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Middle Class Experience of Debt and Insolvency Hotspots

In two articles that are reminiscent of the issues examined in Professors Warren, Westbrook and Sullivan's The Fragile Middle Class (Warren, Elizabeth, Teresa A. Sullivan & Jay Lawrence Westbrook. The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Yale University Press 2000); see also: Warren, Elizabeth. The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke (Basic 2003) and; Warren, Elizabeth. "The Vanishing Middle Class" in Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream 38 (The New Press, 2007)), The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian have published interesting pieces on the increasing financial pressures that the English middle classes (pictured) are being subjected to. This group are apparently finding that they are part of a growing squeezed middle.  Both articles make interesting use of some statistics from Experian. Meanwhile, the BBC have been concentrating on insolvency hotspots.

Picture Credit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/content/images/2007/08/16/goodlife_1_396x222.jpg 

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