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Working but poor

America"s contradiction

by Sar A. Levitan

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Income maintenance programs -- United States,
    • Poor -- Employment -- United States,
    • Manpower policy -- United States,
    • Working class -- United States,
    • Wages -- United States,
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-144) and index.

      StatementSar A. Levitan, Frank Gallo, and Isaac Shapiro.
      ContributionsGallo, Frank., Shapiro, Isaac, 1957-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC110.I5 L468 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 152 p. :
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1730293M
      ISBN 100801845742, 0801845750
      LC Control Number92034719

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I was once on Section 8 housing and disability and even still I never knew true poverty. My lights, phone, water were always on paid and kept up to by:   The book is "The Working Poor: Invisible in America." The author is the Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and writer David Shipler.

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About The Working Poor. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty.

As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology—hard, honest work. This revised edition examines the experiences and hardships of today's poor workers, and analyzes how government policies can best relieve deprivation and encourage Working but poor book.

The book also assesses the impact of unemployment, technological development, immigration and international trade. But at the least, his well-researched book should make the working poor a little less invisible. Anne Bartlett is a journalist who lives in South Florida. The Working Poor By David K.

Shipler. Knopf $ ISBN Nonfiction / Society. Trending Book Reviews. Restart. The Working Poor: Invisible in America is a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler. From personal interviews and research, Shipler presents in this book anecdotes and life stories of individuals considered the working poor.

Using their lives as examples, he illustrates the struggles Author: David K. Shipler. Books similar to The Working Poor: Invisible in America.

avg. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology—hard, honest work.

The “working poor” are people who spend 27 weeks or more in a year in the labor force either working or looking for work but whose incomes fall below the poverty ing to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about million of people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force were poor.

David K. Shipler is a former New York Times correspondent and a Pulitzer Prizewinner who has authored nonfiction books on global politics, civil liberties, and racial inequality. He wrote the national bestseller The Working Poor: Invisible in America.

The book’s aim is to discover, analyze, and expose the lives of the people who do. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Levitan, Sar A.

Working but poor. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Working but poor book Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type. The Working Poor: Invisible in America is not a book of answer it is a book of questions born of insight. I was once on Section 8 housing and disability and even still I never knew true poverty.

My lights, phone, water were always on paid and kept up to date/5(). Chapter 5 focuses on examples of the stereotypes held by employers, often contradicting by the hard work and loyalty of their own employeers.

Section One: Chapters Chapter one tells how the working poor are so often taken advantage of and abused by government bureaucracies, private businesses, public service providers, financial service providers, con artists, and employers sometimes.

DAVID K. SHIPLER reported for The New York Times from to in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington, is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers Russia and The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie /5(66).

About the Author. David K. Shipler reported for The New York Times from toworking in Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. He is the author of four books, including Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, which won the Pulitzer r has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and has taught at Princeton University, American University and 9/10().

The Myth of the Working Poor - Forty years ago a young, radical journalist helped ignite the War on Poverty with his pioneering book The Other America. How America treats its working poor--people working *very* hard and being kept in conditions that border on genocidal labor camps, is our greatest most important point made in this book, a point made over and over in relation to a wide variety of "case studies", is thatFile Size: KB.

Being working poor means coming up with creative solutions in order to eat. Larry Silveira, 60, who earns $ an hour at his part-time retail job, was raised on a farm and learned how to can vegetables at a young age.

He now uses the same strategies to maximize his family’s limited food supply. The Working Poor Quotes, Pt.1 A couple of posts ago I shared with you that I had recently started reading The Working Poor by David Shipler. I am slowly progressing through his book about those who live, work, and exist in the “perilous zone of low-wage work.”.

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Their book is a big-picture complement to Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s tragic close-up in “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope.” Case and Deaton’s book is Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild.

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Essay The Working Poor. The Working Poor travels into the forgotten America. It is a book about people and places that most us have never thought about.

We have our debates about these people, their lifestyles, how they raise their children and where they work but we don't really know them and for the most part don't care.

Like millions of other Americans, Rodgers is working, but still poor. A combination of meager pay and insufficient hours leaves these folks unable to get by, much less move up the economic ladder. Rodgers is part of a growing movement of low-wage workers fighting for higher pay.

DAVID K. SHIPLER reported for The New York Times from to in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington, is the author of six previous books, including the best sellers Russia and The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie 4/5(15).

Many economists have a broader definition, saying that the working poor are those whose incomes do not cover basic needs: food, clothing, housing, transportation, child care, and health care. By that standard, there are more than million Americans in the poor-but-working : The Week Staff.

The Working Poor. Search this site. The Working Poor. Central Claims. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Rhetorical Strategies. Chapters 1 - 3. Chapters 4 - 6. Chapters 7 - Epilogue. Organizations. Outine of Book. Author's Biography. Reflection.

Central Claims‎ > ‎ There are also many health dangers when. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology—hard, honest work.

But their version of the American. By the end of the period (), these shares had declined to % and %, respectively.

These downward shifts in work among the poor presumably reflect transitions from working poor to non-working poor, or transitions from non-poor into non-working poor (e.g., due to job loss or fewer work Cited by:   Working poor: What it's like when you have a job - but can't pay the bills The number of people in-work who fall below the poverty line has risen by 70 per cent in London.

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Those who work but live impoverished lives blend into familiar landscapes and are therefore overlooked. They make up the invisible silent America that analysts casually ignore.” This book looks closely at the lives of working poor people in America, in many, many different situations.

It does a very good job at illustratinf the hardship that the working poor face, the lack of options they are given, and the cold cruelty that they face from those who think they are better because they have been given more opportunities.

My only problem with this book was the 4/5(22). "It is time to be ashamed," concludes David Shipler at the end of The Working Poor, an indispensable survey of the forgotten millions who toil around or below the poverty line. The shame, in this case, comes from the false notion that hard work and prosperity go hand-in-hand in America, and that social advancement is possible for anyone of good character who, to put it in political rhetoric.

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this.

I think I’d rather just sit around.”In reality, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work full time — sometimes sixty or more hours a week – yet still don’t earn enough to.

Both labor and (real) capital do work and (via property rights, including financial capital) distribute income; 4. The assertion that (real) capital does work does not negate the fact that both capital and labor are generally needed to complete specific kinds of work or the fact that labor is needed toAuthor: Robert Ashford.

For Orwell, the detachment of the poor from bourgeois virtues-hard work, cleanliness, self-reliance, and so forth-is an effect of poverty rather than a cause.

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There are still working poor people, but they are vastly outnumbered by the nonworking. This failure to work cannot be explained by any barrier outside the poor themselves.

A number of barriers have been suggested: low wages, lack of jobs, difficulty in arranging child care, racial bias, low skills, disincentives to work attributable to welfare.

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Still, The Working Poor is indispensable. In a chapter titled "Work Works," Shipler tells the story of Leary, a woman who survived childhood sexual abuse, single Author: Bill O'driscoll. English Ma Obstacles Faced by the Working Poor There are millions of Americans who have jobs but still remain poor despite the strong labor markets; these people are referred to as "the working poor." The working poor are working people whose incomes fall below a given poverty line.

In a new book titled $ a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, authors Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer focus our attention front and center on the poor. The inequality they highlight is Author: Aparna Mathur.