The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty


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Princeton University Press
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jonathan Morduch is professor of public policy and economics at the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is the coauthor of Portfolios of the Poor (Princeton), among other books. Rachel Schneider is the Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute and a senior advisor at the Center for Financial Services Innovation.


"This powerful book should change the way we think about economic opportunity in America. It's an urgent wake-up call and a roadmap for equally urgent reform."--Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
"Morduch and Schneider's vivid assessment of the causes and consequences of financial instability for the hard-working families in neighborhoods across the nation challenges all of us to do our part to address this widespread problem."--Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
"[A] groundbreaking study."--Richard Eisenberg, Forbes
"The Financial Diaries examines the increasing volatility of earnings for workers in America. . . . Among Morduch and Schneider's most important findings is that this volatility was not primarily caused by losing or changing jobs. . . . [The authors] tell many stories about people whose finances have been buffeted by a changed economy."--Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books
"2018 Silver Medal Winner in Finance/Investment/Economics, Independent Publisher Book Awards"
"Winner of the 2018 Silver Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards"