Joseph Nathan Cohen

Department of Sociology, CUNY Queens College, New York, NY

This page contains resources related to household finance research.  

Household finance research seeks to understand households’ money situation.  It examines what people earn, spend, own, and owe.  The goal is to get a realistic sense of people’s money when processing important political, business, or social issues.

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Financial Crisis in American Households

My 2017 book, Financial Crisis in American Households, examines the personal finances of America’s middle class households.  The book argues that America’s weak social welfare system is an important source of economic pressure facing American families.