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水下:费城沉没的家庭是什么

The American Dream is eroding in Philadelphia. Incomes that used to provide a comfortable middle class life are no longer enough to even cover the basics. Even families who are near the median income – an income that should solidify their middle class status – are drowning.

The parents in these struggling families bank on the hope that their children can move up the economic ladder, becoming more prosperous as adults than they, the parents, were.  The bleak situation facing Philadelphia families will only change with large-scale action.

PCCY最新报告中列出的政策, Underwater: What’s Sinking Families in Philadelphia”,必须予以实施,否则财务压力的循环将永远不会结束。这些苦苦挣扎的家庭中的孩子将成为下一代苦苦挣扎的家庭。美国梦将成为美国的流失。