River to River
11:01 am
Tue November 13, 2012

The Accordion Family by Katherine Newman

In sociologist Katherine Newman's new book, The Accordion Family, she argues that globalization and weak economies have caused households to expand and incorporate grandparents, parents and children under one roof.

Host Ben Kieffer speaks with Newman about the challenges of loved ones living together to make ends meet. We'll also hear from an Ames family whose two adult daughters have moved back home in an effort to save money.

Archive edition of the Accordion Family interview that originally aired on January 31, 2012.