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The Working Poor By David Shipler

- Poverty is a tremendous problem in the United States. Unfortunately, many of the families who are living in poverty have much more difficulty finding good jobs than those who are not. In The Working Poor, by David Shipler, there are many different circumstances that cause people to get to that point. Many of those in poverty have too many barriers in their way for them to be able to rise above the poverty line and support themselves. Some circumstances that cannot be avoided like disabilities or being born into a poor household can create biases that make it more difficult to get employment....   [tags: Poverty, Family, Disability, Working poor]

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The Working Poor By David Shipler

- The Working Poor Stories about life 's struggle to survive in everyday America can make one think twice of the American dream. In David Shipler’s book The Working Poor, David tells many different tales of people living in poverty and also analyzes what 's wrong and why. The book’s portrayal of the poor is not for the meek however, as one reviewer exclaims, “Through a series of sensitive, sometimes heart-rending portraits”, (Lenkowsky). In the book a lot of American ideologies are turned on its head as The Red Phoenix explains how our poor are viewed as, “Wealth and decadence are the tell-tale signs of hard work and brilliance paying off, while poverty is a sign of laziness, irresponsibility...   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Working poor, James Truslow Adams]

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Analysis Of David K. Shipler 's The Working Poor

- In The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David K. Shipler describes about the lives of United States citizens who live within poverty. He highlights the U.S.’s disregard for its working poor, the nature of poverty, and the causes of poverty faced by low-wage earners. Shipler performs an amazing job with describing the factors that play their parts into the lives of U.S. citizens who live are poor and within poverty. Shipler explains the effects of tax payments and refunds, the abuse of the poor by private and public institutions, the spending habits of the working poor, the culture of the U.S., and the presence of money as a factor in the lives of the working poor....   [tags: Poverty, United States, Employment, Working poor]

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Nickel And Dimed : The Author 's Trip Into The Working Poor World

- Nickel and Dimed is a book about the author’s trip into the working poor world. Her profession was as a professor in biology. She noticed similar traits of her studies throughout the years, their struggle with being working poor. This struggled she saw preempted her to create a social experiment that is about how to live as a unskilled, working poor person in America. Instead of experimenting on others she took upon herself to be the one who drives into this unknown world to her. This assignment she given herself wasn’t an easy task and Ehrenreich experiences many conflicting emotions about what she will take on....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Working poor]

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The Working Poor By David Shipler

- In the Working Poor, David Shipler shows the different levels of poverty in the United States. Although many people work every day they still do not have enough money to live their lives comfortably or contently. In chapter 1, Money and Its Opposite, discuss the different people that worked hard their entire lives only to remain in or below the poverty line. For instance, in the book Shipler speaks of the disadvantages that the working poor are susceptible to. Often being taken advantage of from employers that do not give accesses that they are entitled to, the working poor are more likely to be audit than the wealthy, and become victims of cons that point toward money for a small payment, f...   [tags: Poverty, Sociology, Family, Extended family]

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The Working Poor by D. Shipler

- The Working Poor The objective of this essay is to illuminate my overall reaction to the reading of “The Working Poor” conveying what I do not like while highlighting a sociological perspective, in addition to explaining if the reading is applicable to my own life experience. Taking notice, the subject at hand was very sobering alluding even if we ourselves have not been partakers of living in the obscurity of prosperity between poverty and wellbeing, certainly we have encountered someone that has become a victim to it....   [tags: social darwinism, poverty, disparity]

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The Working Poor By David K.

- The Working Illegal The book “The Working Poor” by David K. Shipler discusses many of the aspects of living in poverty. One aspect that might not be the first to come to mind when discussing poverty would be the illegal immigrants in America. Being that they are not technically a part of our country (because they are not accounted for in the census), one may be surprised when it comes to their status. The illegal immigrants of America are overlooked and overworked, they do the jobs that some people would not fathom doing, and they seem to question if it was truly worth it to leave their homes to try and achieve the American dream in our country....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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The Working Poor By David Shipler

- David Shipler, former professor at the prestigious, Princeton University, wrote a spectacular novel that explains the importance of the undocumented workers in the United States. Shipler sways the reader to comprehend the horrible living conditions that these invaluable individuals must endure. He mentions that the workers have little to no say in their living affairs. To elaborate, in chapter four of the novel, The Working Poor, Shipler does a stupendous job on conveying his ideas of the importance of undocumented immigrant workers in the United States who endure many hardships....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Working Poor Need Remedies

- According to Shipler, the working poor need remedies to improve their circumstances. Throughout his novel, Shipler addressed potential solutions that seemed to adjust the lives of the working poor. To help combat low self-esteem and competence more programs should be created by the state or local communities that could be created to assist the working poor in getting their GEDs, personal hygiene if necessary, learning skills that are necessary for job training, balancing daily personal finances, and learning how to eat healthier on a limited income....   [tags: Minimum wage, Employment, Poverty, Wage]

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Critique Of The Working Poor

- When writing a book that person is faced with not only the vulnerability of expressing their opinions, but also the acceptance of what another person’s opinion might be from reading the book. In fact critics have a very strong influence on what a person will take in when reading a book. Their critique will determine whether that person will take the time to buy and read the work that author spent many months or even years to write. “While agreeing with Shiplers points of the working poor, I also agree with the critics’ critique of the non-working poor who live at poverty in America and the faults in the lack of a broader study.” Joel Schwartz, a critic who took the time to read Shiplers boo...   [tags: Poverty, Poverty in the United States]

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Who are the Working Poor

- In class, we’ve talked a great deal about all of the aspects that underline the concept of poverty. From reading about it in our book, researching online, and grabbing a personal text, I was highly intrigued with the components that make up “the working poor,” it’s actual definition, and so much more. Before getting into the statistics, a simple definition of “the working poor” is that it is a group of people who spend about twenty-seven weeks or more in a year either working or looking for work, but their incomes fall below the level of poverty (USDAVIS, 2013)....   [tags: government assistance, benefits, tax credit]

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Working Poor: Food Insecurity

- Intervention There are several programs in the Muncie area that assist those who are dealing with food insecurity. Some of these programs are: Indiana school breakfast and lunch program, Second Harvest Food bank and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. These three programs help those who suffer from food insecurity but do so in different ways. The Indiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program is a program open to those children who live in a low income household. “National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a Federal entitlement program open to public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions....   [tags: food bank, emergency food, shelters]

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The Differences Between The Middle, Working, And Poor Class

- Yes, when thinking about social classes in the Unites States, it is easier to gravitate towards the differences among them. However, through reading about the different families in Unequal Childhoods, there are similarities across social classes. One of the similarities among the middle, working, and poor class is the “absent” of parental involvement. Now, this also depends on how the reader views the situation. For the poor class or working class families, such as Katie Brindle and Tyrec Taylor, their parents left them alone to play on their own....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class, Family]

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The Impact Of Globalization On The Lives Of Working Poor

- Thanks to Globalization the Lives of Working Poor are Worse than in the Past Globalization has already existed in the world long time ago. Thus, it is not a brand new phenomenon for human beings. However, it has rapidly increased from last few decades. Therefore, the influences of globalization to us are more obviously. According to the article from World Health Organization, globalization is generally recognized into two interrelated components: the opening of borders to progressively fast flows of products, services, economy, people and ideas across international borders; and the alterations in institutional and policy authorities at the international and national levels, which facili...   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Economic development, World Bank]

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The Working Poor

- American factories can comprise of about up to 1000 workers. If American factories are shut down and moved to other countries, this takes many American people out of work. Companies are now also importing jobs. This is where employers hire people such as immigrants to work less than minimum wage. For that reason, many Americans are stuck with the other minimum wage, and low-paying jobs that barely get them through life. Because of this, many Americans are working full time jobs that are below the Federal poverty line....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Automobile Dependency and the Working Poor

- Automobile Dependency and the Working Poor David Shipler briefly mentions in The Working Poor that lack of access to a car is one of the factors that make finding and holding a job difficult. A person in need of a job may be unable to afford a car, since car ownership is so expensive, but they may need a car because of urban sprawl and inadequate public transit networks. But just how serious is the burden of car ownership, and how exactly does under funded public transit and urban sprawl contribute to the need to take on this burden....   [tags: Poverty]

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The Working Poor's Impossibility of Survival

- According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), all employers must abide by the minimum wage policy which states that they must not pay their employees a wage below the set minimum wage. It is often believed that it serves as a protection for the citizens. Though the minimum wage law benefits employees because employers cannot pay them below the minimum wage, the minimum wage, however, does not "protect" them from the struggles and hardships they will most likely encounter. Rather, as millions of Americans work in full-time minimum wage jobs, several of them discover that their wages are insufficient to survive in today's society....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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The Working Poor in America

- The Working Poor in America The United States, a place where anyone can “pick themselves up by the bootstraps” and realize the American dream of a comfortable lifestyle. Well, for over 30 million Americans this is no longer possible. Though we live in the richest and most powerful country in the world there are many who are living under or at the precipice of the poverty level, “While the United States has enjoyed unprecedented affluence, low-wage employees have been testing the American doctrine that hard work cures poverty” (The Working Poor, 4)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Working Poor in America

- The Working Poor in America The concept of the "working poor" has gained prominence in the post-welfare reform era. As welfare rolls shrunk, the focus shifted from the dependent poor to the working poor. It was obvious that without substantial outside support, even families with full-time low-wage workers were still earning less than the official poverty line. And while American society purports that anyone can prosper if they work hard enough, it became apparent that with inadequate opportunity or bad luck, a growing number of families could not attain the American dream, or even break the cycle of poverty....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

- In The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David K. Shipler tells the story of a handful of people he has interviewed and followed through their struggles with poverty over the course of six years. David Shipler is an accomplished writer and consultant on social issues. His knowledge, experience, and extensive field work is authoritative and trustworthy. Shipler describes a vicious cycle of low paying jobs, health issues, abuse, addiction, and other factors that all combine to create a mountain of adversity that is virtually impossible to overcome....   [tags: poverty, workers, American dream]

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A Life of Poverty: Childhood Traumas inThe Working Poor

- In The Working Poor by David K. Shipler, Shipler analyzes the effects of poverty and the accountability of working poor in America. Chapter six of the book focuses on traumas of childhood that affect the later life of a person. In this chapter, Shipler speaks of sexual abuse within families, neglectful parenting, and other factors that contribute to a poverty-stricken life. He gives real-life experiences and the effects that an individual’s childhood has had on his or her life. Although his examples are based on real lives of the poor in America, it appears as though he has found the most extreme cases....   [tags: David K. Shipler, Literary Analysis, Poverty]

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Working and Poor

- It’s difficult to imagine how some people hold multiple jobs to support their family and still live below the poverty line. The saying “the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer” has never been so evident in today’s society. With a growing percentage of people living below the poverty line, one has to question the government policies enacted to elevate the living standings for its people. Government policies great influence the everyday life of its people. It is difficult to enact common ground policies to satisfy the entire public since not everyone is on same financial level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not Really The Working Poor in "Nickel and Dimed"

- Barbara Ehrenreich would make a bad representative of the working poor because she lacks three major things that a woman of that class would actually possess. Ehrenreich doesn't meet the true qualifications of a working class woman: she lacks the background, she lacks respect of the money she earns, and she lacks certain personal or social qualities that ordinarily are possessed by the working poor. Ehrenreich is part of the upper-middle class; she is "privileged" to have a job in which she makes money by sitting at her desk and writing (E 2)....   [tags: Economics]

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The Working Poor Are Those Whose Incomes Fall Under A Given Poverty Line

- The working poor are those whose incomes fall under a given poverty line. Depending on how one defines "working" and "poverty," someone may or may not be counted as part of the working poor, but even though anyone who may not be counted, each one of them are from the working poor who ultimately don’t earn enough money that is required to survive. Barbara Ehrenreich, a journalist and an author of Nickel and Dimed, is not literally a low-wage worker, she acted as an undercover low wage worker. She establishes and realizes there is not much difference between someone who is professing to exist as a waitress and someone who is waitressing....   [tags: Wage, Minimum wage, Employment, Poverty]

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Social Class, Working Class And Poor Families

- There are two approach of Childrearing in different social classes include, concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth. Middle class parents emphasize of concerted cultivation’s strategy of childrearing. On the other hand, working class and poor family parents emphasize of natural growth’s strategy of childrearing. In fact, differences of social classes play a significant role in family life and childrearing. In this paper, I would like to discuss the differences in parenting styles that described in the article “Invisible Inequality” by A....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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The Endless Struggle in The Working Poor by David Shipler

- Reading the last paragraph of Dreams, a chapter from The Working Poor by David Shipler, I came to the realization that all of the assigned readings were like many of Shakespeare's tragedies. Each one of the handouts and books wrote about a similar subject which is impoverished children in the educational system. For Example, in Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol, he writes "Most of the children here, no matter how hard they may work and how well they may do in elementary school, will have no chance, or almost none, to win admission to the city's more selective high schools, which prepare their students for good universities and colleges." It is true that in Carger's book Of Borders an...   [tags: American Literature]

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Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting By in America

- 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 ....   [tags: working poor, uneducated, poverty]

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Government Intervention to Help the Working Poor: There is a Better Option than Raising Minimum Wage

- Small businesses are hurt by minimum wage hikes. This hypothetical situation describes how the minimum wage kills jobs. Consider a small community clothing store with 50 customers a day for 360 days at $20 spent per customer. Total revenue per year for the business is $360,000. This seems like a lot of money. How could a small hike in minimum wage hurt when the company makes this much money. Well we still need to deduct the costs of doing business. This clothing store has 10 employees all earning minimum wage (for this example is $8 per hour) working 2000 hours a year....   [tags: redistribution of wealth, tax credit]

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The Effects Of Child Poverty On Children

- In 2010, one out of every five children were living at or under the poverty line. 15.3 million children live in a household with food insecurity. 22% of all children in the U.S. are considered to be poor. A single parents with two children is considered to be poor if they make $17,568 or less. These numbers truly show that child poverty is a pressing issue in the United States. Poor school funding does not allow children to reach their potential as a student due to lack of resources allocated by the state....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Wage, Working poor]

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How Sweatshops Improve The Lives Of Vietnamese

- Given a chance to get a job and an education, people can get out of poverty, to turn around the economy to improve their living conditions and to increase the wealth of a country. Over the past twenty years is common to listen about sweatshops and its role exploiting people and destroying economies. People are wrong, they are blind for they desire for a better world, free of poverty and injustice. Unfortunately, good intentions alone won’t change the world and sweatshops have taken the first step to change the world....   [tags: Poverty, Africa, Working poor, Exploitation]

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Poverty And Its Effects On Society

- How can there be so much misery and insecurity in the midst of such abundance. One of the first things we see is that poverty doesn’t exist all by itself. It is simply one end of an overall distribution of income and wealth in society as a whole. Poverty is both a structural aspect of the system and consequence of how the system is organized and how people participate in it. The system we have for producing and distributing wealth is capitalist. It is organized in ways that allow a small portion (the 1%) to control most of the capital (factories, machinery, tools) used to produce wealth....   [tags: Poverty, Economic inequality, Working poor]

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Poor Working Condition for Chinese People in Canada During the Early 1900's

- For many decades, Chinese individuals immigrated to Canada until the 1870s, however the explanation for the arrival of Chinese immigrants was the desire to immigrate to Vancouver due to the promise of labor on the continental railway that brought the Chinese to Canada in massive numbers. Railway homeowners argued that they must hire Asian railway employees because nobody else should do the harmful and tough work of railroad building. However, other British Canadians had other reasons behind hiring asian labourers, and a certain attitude towards this group resulted in a tension which led to this historical event in this province....   [tags: railroads, wages, riot]

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The Final Words Of The Poverty Stricken Society

- ¬ The Final Words of the Poverty-Stricken Society Ingrid McVay University of South Alabama In Barbara Ehrenreich’s "Afterword,” she makes a summary of her novel that was written over twelve years ago and used for the educational purpose in schools and universities. This book has made a significant impact in the society, and she was amazed the book had done quite well, even after the stock market crashed. She addresses many important issues of people surviving on minimum wage and challenges the difficulties poor people have to endure....   [tags: Wage, Minimum wage, Poverty, Working poor]

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The Cycle Of Poverty And Poverty

- Cycle of Poverty Each day in America people face new challenges weather big or small. The normal everyday challenges include bills, tight schedules, disagreements, and the unforeseen trials that may arise. It is possible for the average person to have a good day or a few good days while feeling worry free. A person who is considered a part of the working poor may never feel worry free. Their challenges hit them hard each day as they struggle with the issues they’ve most likely dealt with their entire lives....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Working poor, Economic inequality]

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Poverty Is A Leading Contributor Of Unhealthy Infant Births

- Poverty is a leading contributor of unhealthy infant births and directly leads to unnecessary death caused by lack of quality healthcare and malnutrition. Poverty also contributes to lower life expectancy because some families are not able to provide their families with the necessary health care they need and provide them with enough nourishment to live a healthy life. Studies also show that “in 2013, 45.3 million people (14.5 percent) were living in a poverty stricken area” (Feedingamerica.org)....   [tags: Poverty, Teenage pregnancy, Working poor, Suicide]

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The Issue of Child Labour is Affecting All Nations

- Child Labor is a major issue among nations because it prevents children from receiving the education that they should be getting to better their future. Instead of going to school, these children are working in agriculture, the manufacturing industry, factories, and other activities that involve drugs and prostitution. Child Labor ultimately exists because these economies are so poor that it is a much cheaper way to get things done and bring money forth. Child Labor has existed for centuries and even with new laws and regulations, children are still working underage and not attending school....   [tags: education, future, working conditions, poor]

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Crime Is A Crime And Crime

- When I think of crime I think of an action someone has done that society sees as unfit, whether that action is justifies by the person. Most of the time people don’t really care if the person was stealing so they could feed their family or stealing so they can pay for medical bills, a crime is a crime. Although crime is unlawful there usually is an origin. Some argue that it comes from desperation, which are the usual ordinary crimes you hear on the news, others believe it comes from greed. Where does this constant state of despair come from, research points to poverty....   [tags: Crime, Poverty, Henry Cisneros, Working poor]

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Poor Living and Working Conditions as the Reason for Bolsheviks' Seizure of Power in 1917

- Poor Living and Working Conditions as the Reason for Bolsheviks' Seizure of Power in 1917 Around eighty percent of Russia’s population were peasants who lived in communities. Living and working conditions for most peasants were dreadful, famine and starvation were common. People worked for long hours, their wages were low and rent was high. In factory towns people lived in overcrowded slums and there were very few sanitary facilities. Poor living and working conditions existed all the way, while other causes of the Bolshevik seizure of power came in later on....   [tags: Papers]

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The Struggles Of Life Of A Poor Family

- The struggles of Life In the 1970s, my father lived in Romania which was controlled by communist government at the time. The government gave a low income to all the citizens in the country, the low income that was gave to my father parents wasn’t enough to provide for the family. The family had a choice to make, stay in Romania and continue to struggle, or move to a new country to seek a better life. My father left Romania and came to the United States seek a change in his life. In a poor family, there are going to be changes, families are going to make sacrifices just to meet their needs....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Social class]

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No One Wants For A Poor

- No one wants to be poor. We do not want to live in a humble house and worry about our daily necessities. However, we were determined to be rich or poor since we were born. Many people work hard to overcome poverty, but it is not easy. That’s why intergenerational poverty is a common issue around the world. Upward mobility means raising from a lower social class to a higher social class. The reasons of small upward mobility —rising from lower class to middle class— are the government’s tax preference and spending are favoring the wealth, managers earning much more than workers and the mainstream culture rarely covers the life of working class....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class, Wealth]

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Making Sense of White Working Class Educational Underachievement by by Diane Raey

- Making Sense of White Working Class Educational Underachievement Summary The article ‘Making sense of white working class underachievement’ by Diane Raey (2009) In the K. P. Sveimsson (ed) Who Cares about the White Working Class. , Published by The Runnymeade Trust, is important in indicating the weaknesses of the education system in the United Kingdom today. According to this article, the White working class children do not perform well in academic performance. This issue is the centre stage for a tug of war among the parents, teachers, the government and the wealthy and middle class people within this jurisdiction....   [tags: poor, access to education, marginalized generation]

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How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down

- How Poor Employee Attendance Drags Profit Down - and How to Fix It Statistics has shown that the level of absenteeism has risen significantly over the last year, costing American companies lose substantial amount of money every year. According OnForce, Inc a leading career searching firm, absenteeism at the workplace means much more a direct cost to the employees account, because it involves effects than can ripple through the organization such as high employee turnover, compromise quality, lead to loss of performance and productivity....   [tags: Employment, Management, Working time, The Work]

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Why Rich Are Getting Richer And Poor Poorer

- We are all boats it just depends on the type of boat and how well it is built. That is the structure of Reich’s essay he uses a lot of metaphors to get across what is really happening in the United States. He says we all used to be in the same boat now we are in different boats some are sinking some are about to sink and the other boats are doing just fine and looking for an upgrade. “It’s a game that gets people in the lower and middle classes comfortable with a declining standard of living, provided they can be made to believe some rich guy somewhere is suffering worse than they are.” (Hayward) Having money is like a game you are not rich or poor it is the way you think about your life....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Working class, Poverty reduction]

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Stereotyping The Poor : Poverty Is A Potential Outcome For Everyone

- Stereotyping the Poor Poverty is a potential outcome for everyone. It’s sneaky and many people fall victim to it every year. No one believes that they have the potential to fall into debt, but it can happen through a string of bad luck, time running short, and other possibilities that can’t be controlled. People who are struggling with difficulty believe that there is no way out because no one will help them. However, there are ways for us, as a society, to help those who are short on income receive the help that they need....   [tags: Poverty, Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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Why The Rich Are Getting Richer And Poor Poorer?

- A problem America is experiencing is the economic growth, it is a problem because the wealth growth is only affecting the rich. It is as simple as this, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Robert Reich points this out in his text, Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer. This has been a problem recurring since the industrial revolution, because of the labor groups being stuck in that position. Also, the mergers, and lawyers cycle around their money through lawsuits, and takeovers....   [tags: Working class, United States, Poverty, Economy]

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The Concept Of Childbearing Of Poor Women By Kathryn Edin And Maria Kefalas

- In their article, Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas focus on the concept of childbearing in poor women and report the results they find from their 2 and a half year study of unmarried women. One of the most interesting concepts they noticed was that these women not only were conscious about their decisions, such as becoming pregnant at a young age or having children out of wedlock, but saw these decisions as being responsible. They explain this as follows: “The growing rarity of marriage among the poor, particularly prior to childbirth, has led some observers to claim that marriage has lost its meaning in low-income communities.” (Promises I Can Keep 11.2)....   [tags: Marriage, Social class, Working class]

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The Gap Between Rich And Poor

- The Gap Between Rich and Poor in Canada The Canadian economy is extraordinarily advanced. The amount of economic development is the primary indicator of the position that the country lies on. The international economic and commercial situation. Several factors are responsible for economic and commercial growth. Nowadays, most of the countries of the world are interconnected and tightly integrated with one another within the web of international economic relations due to globalization. One of the most severe economic difficulties for Canada in the 21st century is the enormous gap between wealthy and poor people because Canada is becoming the capitalist leader of the world, the middle class is...   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Working class, Canada]

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Education And Poor Families : Education

- Education and Poor Families Have your parents talked that education can change your life and let people become a wise person. For the older generation, education is very important because an illiteracy does not know how to make decisions and he does not understand how to pursue happiness. For poor families, they are willing to learn new things because they want to adapt the society and they want to improve their living condition. Learning is a way to help people to develop their brain and they can use the knowledge to think logically....   [tags: Education, Working class, School, Teacher]

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How Can The Morality Of The Rich And The Poor

- How can the morality of the rich and the poor, the wealthy and the impoverished, the affluent and the destitute be compared. Why is it so common to cast these labels when we cannot perceive even the slightest insight into others intuitive minds. I profoundly think that there is an astounding difference in how society views these extremes. Whether it be to compliment the achievements of those who have had the chance to achieve, or to destroy the dreams of those who could not define the sun’s radiance....   [tags: Wealth, Working class, Poverty, Social class]

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Saipan Working Conditions in China

- Many people in China have thought that their lives were too poor, and their working conditions aren’t as good. They needed to raise their family and especially their kids. Their kids need to go to school, and their parents do not want them to waste their chance of a good future. Especially the one that has been working in poor conditions. Their mother. In this essay I would like to examine the working conditions in Saipan. I would like to talk about their lives. My main topic to this essay is “In what ways are the working conditions in Saipan not ideal” I would also decide on which side I will be on....   [tags: working conditions, China, ]

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The Rich Are Getting Richer And The Poor, Poorer By Robert Reich

- Economics of Reich “Why the Rich are getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer” written by Robert Reich, describes as the title says, why the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer. In Reich’s essay he delves into numerous reasons and gives examples of each. It makes one wonder if the world will continue on the path of complete economic separation between the rich and the poor. One very important factor Reich examines in his essay is that large corporations are always trying to find the edge, whether that is new technology or cheaper wages....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Wage, Minimum wage]

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Poor Leaders And The Common People Who Wanted Change

- Buzzerio 1 Salvatore Buzzerio Mr. Mazzullo Global 2 Honors 1/3/15 The Story of Poor Leaders and the Common People Who Wanted Change There were common factors which lead to revolution in France and Russia. Both governments were disconnected from the common people. The nobility only cared about the upper class and were corrupt. They also ignored the struggles and severe economic suffering of the lower class. France was ruled under a monarchy, which followed the feudal system. This structure benefited the nobility over all other classes....   [tags: Democracy, Social class, Communism, Working class]

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The Revelation Of The New Working Class

- The Revelation of the New Working Class George Saunders, a writer with a particular inclination in modern America, carefully depicts the newly-emerged working class of America and its poor living condition in his literary works. By blending fact with fiction, Saunders intentionally chooses to expose the working class’s hardship, which greatly caused by poverty and illiteracy, through a satirical approach to criticize realistic contemporary situations. In his short story “Sea Oak,” the narrator Thomas who works at a strip club and his elder aunt Bernie who works at Drugtown for minimum are the only two contributors to their impoverished family....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Short story]

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Class And Economic Inequality : A Positive Impact On The Lives Of Poor Women

- Discussions surrounding class and economic inequality are things that feminism does and should continue to contribute to. A positive impact in the lives of women of all classes can be achieved through the implementation of some of the fundamental principles of feminism, which includes the provision of equal opportunity, regardless of sex. When correctly applied, feminism has the potential to make its biggest impact on the lives of poor women. Economically disadvantaged women typically find themselves trapped in a situation that requires them to manage the heavy demands of their families and their careers....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Gender role]

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Why The Rich Are Getting Richer And Poor Poorer

- The entire world attempts to make a better life for themselves; however, too often the majority of the people of a country will suffer more from their technology than benefit from them. As technology increases the wealth distribution in the United States has shifted from all having relatively equal wealth to the rich becoming even more rich than everyone else. Since the 1970’s the wealthy have gained more wealth while the lower and middle class have begun to suffer shown by “…the share of total household wealth owned by the top 0.1 percent increasing to 22 percent in 2012 from 7 percent in the late 1970s” (Saez, & Zucman, 2014, Np)....   [tags: Wealth, Working class, Upper class, Middle class]

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The Poor Conditions Of Being During The Lower Class Are Shown By Marx And Engels

- All of these examples of the poor conditions of being in the lower class are demonstrated by Marx and Engels when they write that the “bourgeoisie has torn away from the family its sentimental veil, and has reduced the family relation to a mere money relation” (Engels, Marx 16). The Dorrit family is reduced to their lack of income. The money relation that exists within the Dorrit family is the relation that William has not been able to pay off his debt which has put his family into the Marshalsea prison with him....   [tags: Marxism, Karl Marx, Working class, Bourgeoisie]

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Working-Class Poverty and the Southern Colorado Coal Strike

- The working class has served as an integral part of our capitalist society; as the building blocks, and producers of the goods that supply and support our country, the working class and working poor have faced many struggles to gain working rights. The histories of labor movements in the United States are often silenced from the mainstream culture; while we take our current union laws for granted, long forgotten are the bloody battles that took place to secure these rights. The ideological issues facing our modern day working class have shown to stem from the same socially constructed ideals that existed during past labor wars, such as the Colorado Coal Strike....   [tags: working class, working rights, labor movement]

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Garrett Hardin 's Lifeboat Ethics : The Case Against Helping The Poor

- In Garrett Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor, Hardin argues that you should not help the poor because there are limited resources and if the poor continue to seek help they will continue to overpopulate, disrespecting all of limits. Hardin supports his argument by using the lifeboat metaphor while trying to convince the rich not to lend a helping hand to the poor. In the lifeboat metaphor Garrett Hardin uses the upper class and the lower class people to give us a visual of how the lifeboat scenario actually works....   [tags: Poverty, Working class, Garrett Hardin]

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The Undeserving and Deserving Poor Structure

- Having only recently permeated the public and political lexicon, there are few debates that evoke such passion as that of the underclass. Karl Marx tabled the idea of the lumpen proletariat, yet in the modern era, the concept did not take hold in Britain until 1989. Today, the debate focuses on whether frictional forces create a continuum of inequality, or whether a defined underclass does exist. The question asks if 'poor people' belong in a separate underclass, which is a vague definition. There will always be 'poor people', but whether or not this automatically qualifies them as a separate underclass is tenuous at best....   [tags: poor people, social classes, underclass]

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Are the Poor to Blame for Being Poor

- Introduction Poverty is determined by the amount of income that is produced by a family prior to taxes; if this amount is below the threshold determined by the government then they are considered poor (Schriver, 2011). Poverty refers to individuals who are at the bottom of the income distribution and they are unable to provide themselves with the basic necessities to maintain a healthy life. Schriver (2011) stated that poverty is experience more in African Americans than in White Americans and that 91 percent verses 52.6 percent will experience some type of poverty throughout their lifetime....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis]

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Support for the Poor

- Americans have always felt the need to help other people who are struggling. Throughout human history individuals have been supportive of poor families that are in need. Some of the very earliest examples include The British Poor Law, which was effective in the sixteenth century. This law provided assistance to poor children, elderly, ill-even some individuals capable of working were assisted. Cash assistance was given to the needy while able bodied adults were given a job. The poor law was replaced by the public welfare system during The Great Depression....   [tags: Government]

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The Relationship Between Poor People And Poor Places

- Both qualitative and quantitative studies on migration and poverty suggest that migration is selective with respect to income and earning capacity. Fitchen (1995) and Lichter et al. (2010) examined the role that migration plays in the relationship between poor people and poor places. Fitchen’s (1995) study described an eastern New York town experiencing increasing welfare caseloads and urban exodus. Vacated buildings and storefronts in the downtown were bought up by out-of-town investors, subdivided into multi-dwelling apartment buildings, and leased to low-income residents....   [tags: Poverty, Unemployment, Poverty threshold]

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Life for the Poor in Elizabethan England

- Life for the poor in Elizabethan England was very harsh. The poor did not share the same luxuries and items as the wealthier families. There was no way for the poor to get help that they needed. Unlike today, welfare was not available to give help and support. The government in Tudor England became concerned about the poor that lived in their community. They soon noticed the changes in agriculture during this time period. Do to this people were led away from the country and village life to find employment in the towns....   [tags: historical analysis]

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Poverty Is A State Of Being Poor

- Living in a world where richer gets rich and poor has more children, the only question that arises in our mind is poverty an economic or a cultural problem. Whose fault is poverty. Is it the fault of the poor themselves (V. Reeves, May2015), who should be working harder, making better decisions, and committing to their own futures or the community and government who should consider the policy making considering the poor’s and economy of the country and the world itself. Poverty is a state of being extremely poor and can be defined as a state of deprivation of the satisfactory needs of basic human necessities....   [tags: Poverty, Economics, Economy, World Bank]

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The Case Against Helping The Poor

- Helping the Poor Garrett Hardin puts forward an argument against helping the poor from the essay “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor”. He argues that helping the poor cannot decrease population. As we all know, despite efforts made by politicians and other leaders, problems are still affecting the poor in almost all countries around the world. In Hardin’s view, many of the richer countries are seen as which is only capable of carrying so many people. People in poorer countries are “in the water” and want to get into the lifeboat which represents the rich countries....   [tags: Poverty, Overpopulation, Famine, Garrett Hardin]

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Is Capitalism Good For The Poor?

- This paper sets out to answer the question, “Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?” The answer—yes or no—depends on the particular features of a nation’s institutions and how we measure and perceive poverty. Poverty, capitalism, economic growth, income distribution, markets, property rights, and rule of law are among the many topics addressed. Despite various impediments to positive institutional change in many nations, heightened competition spurred by the information revolution and the spread of political and economic participation worldwide through the usage of globalization has benefit people previously cut off from the path of success due to poverty....   [tags: Economics, Capitalism, Gross domestic product]

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Traits of Poor Customer Service

- Customer Service We all deal with customer service on some level in our daily tasks. Our experiences are not always pleasant, and I feel that more focus needs be on providing not only just basic customer service but to step it up and provide quality customer service. While there are both external and internal customers, they both should receive the same respect. Service can be provided thru forms of both written and oral communication. How many times have you received an email and thought, “wow that was rude”....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Globalization Hurts the World's Poor

- From an average American's perspective, globalization is a win-win situation for everyone involvedt. But we fail to see the other end of this situation, where lower-class families around the world are faced with troubles. In countries such as Indonesia and India, American companies purposely set up factories and take advantage of the population by giving them wages below minimum wage to manufacture their products. Families are forced to send their children to work in these factories in order to make enough money to survive....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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Industrialization Effects On Working Conditions

- Industrialization Effects on Working Conditions Europe’s industrial advancements emphasized on production rather than the treatment of industrial workers. This included intolerable hours, poor working conditions, and living conditions for families (The Social Question in Coffin et.al, 465). The intolerable conditions of industrialization in the 19th century was referred to as the social question, which pertained to socialist thinkers. Thinkers of the industrial revolution, Robert Owen and Flora Tristan realized the problems of industrial advancement and argued a solution to address them....   [tags: Family, Industrial Revolution, Socialism]

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Poor On The Great Land Called America

- Poor in the great land called America. No one should be poor in this so called land of America. America the land of free and the home of the brave. Living the American dream, now I wonder what that really means. Is it that it’s only a dream for most. When you see the homeless and working families struggle what dream is that. I am pretty sure the homeless did not see poverty coming their way. Those families that struggle to put food on the table are they living the American dream. So, I wish someone would give clarity to the word dream....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Want, Unemployment]

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The Likely Hood That A Poor Black Kid

- The likely hood that a “poor black kid” will survive plight conditions is beyond the means of their hard work. That is why DNLee’s, “If I Were a Wealthy White Suburbanite”, response to “If I Were a Poor Black Kid” by Gene Marks is strongly accurate. DNLee uses Cinderella as an analogy to further bolster her point. Just as Cinderella’s heinous stepmother and stepsisters make it nearly impossible to attend the ball, disparity makes it nearly impossible for a poor black kid to achieve a prosperous life....   [tags: Racism, Race, Discrimination, White people]

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The Gap Between Rich and Poor In Canada

- National economies are extremely complex. The level of economic development is the major indicator of the place that the country stands on the international economic scene or economic staircase. Many factors are responsible for economic growth and sustainability as well as for crisis and disruption. Nowadays, all the countries of the globe are interconnected and closely intermingled with each other in the net of international economic relations due to globalization. Therefore, Canadian citizens should prevent the gap between rich and the poor to make Canada a greater society....   [tags: Canada Economics]

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The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor in America

- The era of volatility has created a shift from America being the middle-class society to simply rich or poor (Sachs, 2011). A gap this large has not been experienced since the 1920’s (Sachs). “The top 1% of households takes almost a quarter of all household income” but an economy this top heavy will not be able to succeed (Sachs, 2011, p. 30). The working classes are struggling with housing, wage, and employment issues. Rich individuals are ignoring these troubles, shipping their business operations out of the country, thus furthering the downward spiral of the economy (Sachs)....   [tags: Economics]

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Poor Living Conditions and Ill Health

- Introduction Over the past quarter century there has been a growing body of support for the importance of understanding the relationship between poor living conditions and ill-health. These conditions have been referred to as the social determinants of health. There has been a strong push amongst policy makers to study the non-medical determinants of health as opposed to the traditional narrow way of thinking with regards to medical treatments or lifestyle choices (Mikkonen, Raphael 2010). Income and income distribution is thought to be the most important of the social determinants of health because it further influences other social determinants of health for example, low-income families a...   [tags: Social Issues, Minimum Wage]

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Analysis of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

- Introduction Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book that educates readers about financial literacy. Robert Kiyosaki, the author, has two dads – one rich and one poor, although the rich dad is not his, but his friend’s dad. Both dads have different views about earning money, and Robert had the choice of contrasting both views while growing up. His rich dad’s views were more powerful and useful to Robert. The author guides the reader through six main lessons his rich dad taught him on how to let money work for you, instead of working for money....   [tags: literary analysis, robert kiyosaki]

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My Poor, Poor And Poor Potential Children

- Anxiety and trepidation about the world and all possible outcomes of living in it swims through my gene pool as strongly as male pattern baldness. My poor, poor potential children. The myriad of fears present in my families history reads like an extensive list of phobias taken out of the DSM 5. My predecessors have greatly varied neurosis. Helen refused to swim and travel on highways for fear of being crushed by a passing semi. Eileen has a deeply rooted phobia of Chicago, inspire of the fact she has spent sixty years of her life living only a zip code from it....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Anxiety disorder, Panic attack]

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Students With Low Working Memory And Intelligence

- As students fall behind in school, researchers scramble to find ways to increase intelligence. Individuals’ differences in academic achievement have been linked to differences in intelligence. Students with higher mental ability tend to achieve higher in academic settings and in future career choices (Martinez, 2009). In addition to intelligence, working memory seems to play a significant role in determining learning at all ages (Alloway, Gathercole, Adams, & Willis, Eaglen, & Lamont, 2005). Poor working memory is generally observed in children with educational difficulties....   [tags: Scientific method, Cognition, Problem solving]

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Working As A Server At A Beautiful Italian Restaurant

- While working as a server at a beautiful Italian restaurant you start your normal routine with a new table. After taking their complete order, their food is ready, and it is finally time to serve them. You ask them if they want freshly grated parmesan cheese and as your grating the cheese, you poor the cheese in their lap instead of their food. It was a completely an accident that you apologized for right away. This example, would be considered a mistakes, which are unavoidable at times. As an employer it is easy to move past simple mistakes that employees will make, but vindictively making choices that are unacceptable for the company cannot go overlooked....   [tags: Abuse, Employment, Bullying, Psychological abuse]

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The Bank For The Poor

- INTRODUCTION During the eighties, Grameen Bank becomes popular among policy makers. This institution, also referred as “the bank for the poor”, is a micro-lending program established in Bangladesh(Yunus, 2003). Their primary purpose is to foster entrepreneurship among the underserved population through providing loans at low or no interest rate with flexible payment plans(Bornstein, 1996). This initiative enables individuals to access capital access otherwise will not obtain it(Bornstein, 1996; Jain, 1996; Mallick, 2002; Yunus, 2003)....   [tags: Policy, Public policy, Implementation]

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Working in Mills

- Working in Mills The industrial revolution was rushing on at full steam and manufactured goods were at record demands. At a time when men were needed to dig the ditches build the bridges and do heavy manual labor there was still a need for lighter more tedious and just as perilsm jobs that required a specialized worker that of a smaller stature and with nimble hands and bodies that could navigate the crouded workspace of the "modern day" factories....   [tags: Labor History Wage Factory]

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