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Author Gatta, Mary Lizabeth, 1972- author

Title Waiting on retirement : aging and economic insecurity in low-wage work / Mary Gatta
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 152 pages)
Series Studies in social inequality
Studies in social inequality.
Contents The new normal -- The fast money trap -- Aging in low wage work -- Retiring in a coffin -- Crisis or come together
Summary A safe and secure retirement is increasingly out of reach for as much as half of the American population. Taking the lives of restaurant workers as a case study to dive deep into the lived experiences of low wage workers at various stages of life, Mary Gatta warns us that the trends that have already eliminated retirement for so many Americans show no signs of changing course, and she ultimately offers incisive commentary on what can be done to stave off this bleak future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 18, 2018)
Subject Restaurants -- United States -- Employees -- Retirement.
Restaurants -- United States -- Employees -- Economic conditions.
Retirement -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Working poor -- Retirement -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018015963
ISBN 1503607410 (electronic book)
9781503607415 (electronic book)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)