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Where has LA's middle-class gone?




A suburban tract home for sale in the predominantly Latino middle class enclave of north Downey, Calif., September 2010.
A suburban tract home for sale in the predominantly Latino middle class enclave of north Downey, Calif., September 2010.
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The middle class is falling behind, ​according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, 

For more than four decades, this income bracket held a comfortable majority. But now, they're outnumbered by those who earn more and those who earn less.

Researchers say this could signal a tipping point.

To help us understand what that tipping point might be and what these findings mean for those of us living in Southern California, Take Two talks with Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics.