Portfolios of the Poor but covering the US?
October 12, 2012 12:58 PM Subscribe
The book Portfolios of the Poor
details the financial lives of people living on less than $2/day. Where can I find similar studies/narratives/stories about poor people in the US?
posted by ChrisHartley to work & money (10 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
The book's authors asked their subjects to complete financial diaries tracking income, expenses and transactions over a several month period and conducted a series of interviews to learn about each household's finances. Surely someone has done that same work in the US with people from a variety of income levels? My Googling found one study that is currently being conducted but nothing published.