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Often, childcare costs may exceed low-wage earners ' income, making work, especially in a job with no potential for advancement, an economically illogical activity. In 30 Days one of Morgan’s co-worker had four kids, whereas he had none, and he is supporting them on the same minimum wage. However, some single parents are able to rely on their social networks to provide free or below-market-cost childcare. There are also some free childcare options provided by the government, such as the Head Start Program. However, low-wage jobs force workers to accept irregular schedules for these free options, only which are available during certain hours, which can limit parents ' ability to take jobs that require late-night shifts.
Spotlighting Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Throughout the years, the ability to survive in the American economy without a college education has been diminishing. The employment opportunities now available to many Americans without college degrees are called “unskilled” jobs. These forms of employment are often unstable and offer low pay without much of a change for advancement within the company . Low income families are often constrained by many hurdles that do not allow them to raise themselves from below the poverty line . Many misconceptions come to light when talking about those American families below the poverty line, of those misconceptions are highlighted by statements such as that they do not work, work enough, or that they take advantage of public assistance that they do not need.
(n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2014, from http://www.childhelp-usa.com/pages/statistics Pipe, M., Orbach, Y., Lamb, M. E., Abbott, C.B., & Stewart, H. (2013). Do case outcomes change when investigative interviewing practices change?. Psychology, Public Policy, And Law, 19(2), 179-190. Doi: 10.1037/a0030312 State of Michigan Governor’s Task Force On Child Abuse And Neglect And Department Of Human Services.