Tag: middle class

  • What's Middle Class in America?

    What's Middle Class in America?

    Debate rages in the U.S. over what is -- and who is -- "middle class" in America. What was once based on notions of median household income and a distinct working class -- with ideals of "the white picket fence" and the "American Dream" -- is becoming increasingly broad, arbitrary and complex as the gap widens... Continue Reading

  • What Is Middle Class? In New York, It's Hard to Identify

    What Is Middle Class? In New York, It's Hard to Identify

    Debate rages in the U.S. over what is -- and who is -- "middle class" in America. What was once based on notions of median household income and a distinct working class -- with ideals of "the white picket fence" and the "American Dream" -- is becoming increasingly broad, arbitrary and complex as the gap widens... Continue Reading

  • Study: Construction Can Help Rebuild Middle Class

    Study: Construction Can Help Rebuild Middle Class

    By David Schepp As the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests show, many in America's middle class are angry about the uneasy economic circumstances in which they find themselves. Most typical wage earners have endured decades of stagnant wages even as costs for food, health care, housing and college tuition have... Continue Reading