Table of Contents:
  • From working class to working poor: the death of industry in America's heartland
  • Medicaid, welfare reform, and low-wage work in the new economy
  • Family matters: divorce and domestic violence
  • Who cares for the caregivers? Love as a portal into the death spiral
  • The fox guarding the henhouse: work-related injuries and the vagaries of workers' compensation
  • Risky business: the self-employed, small business owners, and other American entrepreneurs
  • Young, sick, and part-time: the vulnerability of youth and the new American job market
  • Mental health matters: a Mexican immigrant hits the bureaucratic wall
  • Race matters: health care stories from black America
  • Descent through the death spiral
  • Moving forward.