The Middle-Class Squeeze: A Picture of Stagnant Incomes, Rising Costs, and What We Can Do to Strengthen America’s Middle Class

Source: Jennifer Erickson, Center for American Progress, September 24, 2014

From the summary:
This report provides a snapshot of the American middle class and those struggling to become a part of it. It focuses on six key pillars that can help define security for households: jobs, early childhood programs, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement. Each chapter is both descriptive and prescriptive—detailing both how the middle class is doing and what policies can help it do better….

Chapters include:
Jobs
Early childhood
Higher education
Health care
Housing
Retirement