Harsh economic times have an impact on families, but the reverberations are not always well understood. In this session, Arlie Russell Hochschild discusses her most recent project on the tensions between free market policies and family life. David Harding illuminates how the release of prisoners influences not only the prisoners themselves but their families. Marianne Cooper explores the emotional work connected to economic insecurity. Her ethnographic study highlights the ways in which anxiety about financial security preoccupies affluent families in Silicon Valley as well as families with economic strain. Matthew Desmond traces the influence of evictions on the lives of children. Frank Furstenberg will preside over this Monday plenary.