For many this is the only type of job they can get because of the crippled economy and their lack of skills. Most of these people are single mothers who cannot earn as much as a man can but must take care of their children who were abandoned by their fathers. The black market is a lifesaver for these women and their families.
These single parents can never work enough hours to support their families because the jobs are often inflexible which is not a match for a single parent. Chances are employers who hire low wage workers do not want workers to come in late because there was no child care or miss days because the child was sick. Welfare to work fails to realize parents probably should not put their low wage jobs before the needs of their children. The jobs provided somehow seem to have the least benefits. Things like vacations, sick days, and health care that go hand in hand with a regular job are not as available in these low wage jobs (Albelda 1).Transportation and location are other huge problems that welfare to work does not accommodate all to well.
(Capital ... ... middle of paper ... ...protecting families. Professional working mothers who cannot work 50 or more house a week are often barred from the fast track and put on the mommy track. (Willams, 2010) On the mommy track they might receive more flexibility but they lose chances for advancement. Professional who uses flexible work arrangements may be seen as less valuable than those who are willing to work long hours every week. The part-time work given to hourly employees is often paid with low wages that make it hard to even pay for daycare.
Imagine a world where you are working overtime, seven days a week, yet your kids are starving. You can’t get the education you need because you don’t have the time and money to afford it, and you can’t change jobs because this is the only one you can get. Unfortunately, this is the reality for millions of Americans living today. The federal minimum wage is too low to help families, and actually mathematically speaking, too low to survive on. The quality of life for minimum wage families is terribly low, and that is unacceptable.
Rawls Reflection Today, many single mothers are dependent on the welfare system, and low wage employment as a source of earnings to help support their families. It is very hard for some of these mothers to survive and make ends meet within this critical element. Some of these mothers do not only depend on assistance from welfare to feed their families, and the income that they receive from the government is usually not enough to support their basic needs and their family’s needs. Some mothers also have sick children and Medicaid that they receive does not cover all their health expenses. Role as Stockholder.
Why are low wage workers paid so little for what they do, are there jobs easy to do and useless to soc... ... middle of paper ... ...any people, they get so little raise no matter how hard they work. A lot of low wage workers can’t support their families, they need to work over time or even work seven days a week. So many low wage workers work two or three jobs just to scratch a living and support their families. Big businesses don’t consider helping their hard working employees by giving them a raise, because so many low wage workers are afraid to speak they are afraid from losing their jobs. I think that the best solution for this problem is to pass a law that require all employers to increase their wages every year according to the profits they make.
Children started working because their families needed everyone to work just to be above the level of poverty, and some people didn 't even let their kids go to school or have fun because they needed to work. The only kids who could go to school were mostly from the wealthy family. Children had to go through hard times just to survive and feed themselves and their family members because if the child would not go to work then their family would not provide any basic need which the child need in childhood. This senerio is very commonly seen in the poor families with more number of children. The author Caitlin Ryan said in one of the article "Can we tolerate child labor in our supply chains and closets?"
The children are recruited because they usually don’t know their human rights, do the hardest, most dangerous work without even knowing it; they also accept low pay. Due to the fact that their parents are unemployed and are unlikely to get a well paying job, children rely on themselves to be able to pay for their education, and their future. Most people accept it because they are too lazy to do anything about it, so they just accept it. Lots of governments don’t provide free education. Also, most employers deman... ... middle of paper ... ...ply and demand for resources.
If people are hungry they will be weak, which makes them more vulnerable to a disease and because they are unable to afford healthcare they get more and more ill. They may also infect others if their disease is contagious. Nearly 50% of the population of poor countries is uneducated. Many people don't realise education is still lacking in some areas where poverty level is great. Many families cannot afford to send their children to schools, so instead they send them to work for money, which helps clear their debt.
As well as parents, educators also lack the time and resources to positively influence students in their care. This lack of guidance is resulting in a generation of children without a sense of proper behavior and morale. Most parents are forced to limit the amount of time they can spend with their children. Our economy may be the largest factor that separates parents from their kids. In single parent homes, the parent often has to work two jobs to support their family.