The Shrinking Middle Class

We conclude our 2023 “Changing Face of Maine” series with an examination of the state of the middle class in Maine. The American ideal of the middle class traditionally includes owning a home and a car, having a steady job, paying for college for the kids. Economic pressures have changed all of that. What does being middle class look like in Maine today—is this category disappearing?

Click here to listen to the full “Maine Calling” episode featuring MECEP president & CEO Garrett Martin, first posted December 18, 2023 by Maine Public.