The book discusses the Impact of Structoral Adjustment Programme on the household structures in Mufulira. Mufulira, a town in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia houses one of the biggest underground mines in the world. Due to various economic shocks the country was going through, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) suggested that the mines be privatized as a way of liberalizing the economy. However, before this could be enacted, some workers were retrenched while others were retired. The market was liberalized, subsidies on consumer goods and services were removed and there was transformation in the labor sector as there was advocacy for capital intensive operations. It was from this premise that the author wrote the book as a way of communicating the impact some of these conditions had caused on households' cost of living, education, employment and household trends.