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Indebted - How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (Hardcover) Loot Price: R446
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Indebted - How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (Hardcover): Caitlin Zaloom

Indebted - How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (Hardcover)

Caitlin Zaloom

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How the financial pressures of paying for college affect the lives and well-being of middle-class families The struggle to pay for college is one of the defining features of middle-class life in America today. At kitchen tables all across the country, parents agonize over whether to burden their children with loans or to sacrifice their own financial security by taking out a second mortgage or draining their retirement savings. Indebted takes readers into the homes of middle-class families throughout the nation to reveal the hidden consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed family life. Caitlin Zaloom gained the confidence of numerous parents and their college-age children, who talked candidly with her about stressful and intensely personal financial matters that are usually kept private. In this remarkable book, Zaloom describes the profound moral conflicts for parents as they try to honor what they see as their highest parental duty-providing their children with opportunity-and shows how parents and students alike are forced to take on enormous debts and gamble on an investment that might not pay off. What emerges is a troubling portrait of an American middle class fettered by the "student finance complex"-the bewildering labyrinth of government-sponsored institutions, profit-seeking firms, and university offices that collect information on household earnings and assets, assess family needs, and decide who is eligible for aid and who is not. Superbly written and unflinchingly honest, Indebted breaks through the culture of silence surrounding the student debt crisis, revealing the unspoken costs of sending our kids to college.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Caitlin Zaloom
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16431-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Education
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes
Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education > Funding of education
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
LSN: 0-691-16431-2
Barcode: 9780691164311

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