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The working poor

invisible in America

by David K. Shipler

  • 283 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poor -- United States,
  • Working class -- United States -- Economic conditions,
  • Working class -- United States -- Finance, Personal,
  • Cost and standard of living -- United States,
  • Wages -- United States,
  • Income -- United States,
  • Debt -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-306) and index.

    StatementDavid K. Shipler.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 319 p. ;
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23271897M
    ISBN 100375408908
    LC Control Number2003056191

    Sep 07,  · It’s time to bust some myths and pay these workers the wages, and respect, they deserve. Then check out our map and report for more info on An agenda to give America’s working poor a raise. Myth #1: Most workers in low-wage jobs are young or starting out at the entry level. Jan 19,  · A book about poverty is again being challenged in Highland Park ISD, one of the wealthiest school districts in the state. The Working Poor: Invisible in .

    Apr 01,  · The book is "The Working Poor: Invisible in America." The author is the Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and writer David Shipler. 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 book describes-through the experiences of nine families-the unique problems faced by this growing class of people who are neither working poor nor middle class. Newman and Tan Chen trace where these families came from, how they’ve struggled to make a decent living, and why they’re stuck without a . May 18,  · 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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The Working Poor: Invisible in America is a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. poldasulteng.com 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 the working poor face while attempting to escape poldasulteng.com: David K.

Shipler. Jan 04,  · this is a very good book to read if you know a little about the policy problems facing the working poor and want to get a better idea of the human stories of people affected by them, or if you don't know anything about the daily lives of the working poor and need a good illustration of the thicket of problems trapping them in poverty.4/5.

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Chapter 1, "Money and Its Opposite," explains the workings and effects of tax payments and refunds, the abuse of poor by public and private institutions, the spending habits of the working poor, the consumerist culture of the U.S., and the omnipresence of money as a guiding factor in the lives of the working poor.

The Working Poor Summary and Study Guide. 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 work that is essential to America’s comfort and prosperity but who do not share in it.

In“as America’s prosperity soared. into their campaign as a means of mobilizing the working poor in the forthcoming election, then they will have failed to both excite and serve what the author, David Shipler, calls the "invisible."Invisible indeed. How America treats its working poor--people working *very* hard and being kept in.

Jan 04, The working poor book Making the Invisible Noticed After researching the many well written books on poverty and homelessness in America, I decided to read The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler.

Throughout the book, the author describes how many Americans get trapped in poverty, struggling all their life to escape/5. 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. “The 'working poor' ought to be an oxymoron, because no one who works should be impoverished.

In this thoughtful assessment of poverty in twenty-first century America, David Shipler shows why so many working Americans remain poor, and offers a powerful guide for how to resuscitate the American dream.

The Working Poor Another new rung on the socioeconomic ladder is the working poor. Estimating how many Americans are in this category is Hard Times Study Guide - Book the First: Sowing: Chapters 9–12, page 2 working and living conditions of poor people in Victorian England.

I f the holes in Ehrenreich's argument are clear even to some college kids, the logical gaps gape even wider in the book that hopes to succeed Nickel and Dimed as the definitive left statement on the oppressiveness of low-wage work: The Working Poor, by former New York Times reporter David Shipler.

To his credit, Shipler, unlike Ehrenreich. Nov 12,  · 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 poldasulteng.com 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.4/5(15). Chapter 4, Harvest of Shame, is mostly about migrant farm workers and how they have it hard similar to immigrants, illegals included.

The places that farm workers live are described as very gruesome-“The mattresses are nauseating. They are sticky. They smell disgusting. Labeled the "working poor," these folks can’t manage to get ahead in spite of spending long hours on the job. Of course, poverty is relative. By historic standards, Americans living at or below the poverty level are better off than many of the people who have lived on the planet in earlier eras.9/10().

Book reviews. The Working Poor David K. Shipler Review by David Shiple. February The American Myth tells us that anyone who works hard and lives sensibly can achieve financial well being in the United States. Those who fail have only themselves to blame.

The American Anti-Myth tells us the opposite: poverty is the fault of society. Feb 15,  · THE WORKING POOR. Invisible in America. By David K. Shipler. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $ THE phrase ''working poor'' doesn't carry much weight in Author: Ron Suskind.

Get this from a library. The working poor: invisible in America. [David K Shipler] -- [In this volume, the author] fills in the gaps and denounces the many myths of the politically drawn caricatures and stereotypes of workers who live in poverty in America.

His call to action. 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 poldasulteng.coming to the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, about million of people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force were poor. 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. "You buy certain vegetables when they're in. Find books like The Working Poor: Invisible in America from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Working Poor: Invis. 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.Jan 05,  · Help the Working Poor, but Share the Burden.

By N. Gregory Mankiw. Jan. 4, ; In a speech last month, President Obama brought renewed attention to economic disparities in .These American poor—natives and immigrants alike—“suffer in good times and bad,” writes Shipler. They are sometimes the victims of addiction, ignorance, and bad choices; in most instances, however, the working poor are single mothers and single wage-earners with several children and few options.