Class in America: Why Your Status Depends on Where You Live


By Seth Freed Wessler

Jenny Egan always dreamed of living in New York City, surrounded by artists and no shortage of the public interest law jobs she’d planned to pursue when she decided to go to law school. So when Egan and her then girlfriend, now wife, moved to New York they planned to stay.

But Egan, 34, a public defender, and her wife Kenne Dibner, a 32-year-old education researcher, left New York two years ago, mostly because the cost of living was becoming too heavy a burden. They now live in Baltimore. The couple is about to make a down payment […]