Fifty-seven million Americans are too poor to be considered middle class and too wealth to qualify for government assistance. A sociologist describes the housing, education, health care, and debt challenges facing families living on the financial edge.

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  • Katherine Newman Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the author of eight books, including "Chutes and Ladders" and "No Shame in My Game."

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