The Accordion Family

The Accordion Family

Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition

Book - 2012
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Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9780807007433
Branch Call Number: 306.8740846 N5537a 2012
Characteristics: xxiii, 261 pages : charts ; 24 cm


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Feb 13, 2017

Recently I read a new book -Re-Skilling America- by this author. I like the book very much. Thank you for your comment on this book, I will look it up and read it.

Jun 08, 2014

This is a very good book [also to be found in the duuuuuuhh category] which puts forth the obvious source of the problem: bankers and their corporations strive, on behalf of the super-rich, to keep wages of labor [and by labor I mean any and every employee who works for another] down to the barest minimum, dismantle any possible social net programs, and hamper future social mobility. By offshoring jobs, importing foreign visa scab workers, rigging all the markets, and using hedge funds to speculate on everything, and private equity companies to further destroy labor with their leveraged buyout pump-and-dumps, they do just that.


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