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A Profile of the working poor (Bulletin)

A Profile of the working poor (Bulletin)

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Written in English


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FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages33
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Open LibraryOL10108319M
ISBN 100160187931
ISBN 109780160187933
OCLC/WorldCa21123609

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. The Working Poor Invisible in America (Book): Shipler, David K.: Most of the people I write about in this book do not have the luxury of rage. They are caught in exhausting struggles. Their wages do not lift them far enough from poverty to improve their lives, and their lives, in turn, hold them back. The term by which they are usually described, 'working poor,' should be an oxymoron.

The Working Poor. Search this site. The Working Poor. Central Claims. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter also express that they would rather hire those with soft skills than those with hard skills i.e. things you learn from books. There was a story of how a man.   These figures come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual Profile of the Working Poor. Those who were usually employed part time were more likely to be among the working poor. The working poor rate was percent for those workers who were usually employed full time, while it was percent for those usually employed part time.

  This article examines the phenomenon of working poverty and issues relating to employment and the working poor. It first provides an overview of the problems of definition and measurement regarding the working poor, along with the consequences of the diversity of definitions. In particular, it considers different current definitions of the statistical category “working poor” and how. In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Am.


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Overview. 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 book’s aim is to discover, analyze, and expose the lives of the people who do work that is essential to America’s.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shipler observed some impoverished working Americans and their families for years to research his new. A Profile of the working poor. [United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.;] Home.

WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes. Get this from a library. A Profile of the working poor, [United States.

Bureau of Labor Statistics.;]. A profile of the working poor, About million people, or percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level inaccording to the U.S.

Census Bureau. (See the technical notes section for examples of poverty levels.) Although the poor were primarily adults who had not participated in the labor force. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages.

They are known as the working poor. This book is organized into eleven chapters, each focusing on a theme and/or the contributing factors related to a major cause or effect of poverty. Chapter 1 & 2 begin with the problems associated. And unlike most works on poverty, this book also offers compelling portraits of employers struggling against razor-thin profits and competition from abroad.

With pointed recommendations for change that will challenge Republicans and Democrats alike, The Working Poor stands to make a difference. In fact, increases in the overall rate of working poverty are driven largely by increases among the Latino population.

Inabout a quarter of Black and Latino prime-age full-time workers were working poor, more than twice the rates of Whites. But over the next two decades, as the rates declined among Black workers, it increased for Latinos. This is a depressing account of many individuals who are afflicted with poverty and are, with exceptions, unable to escape.

The book provides considerable ammunition for the view that the poor are kept there by an uncaring and hostile society. From the tales and analyses emerge nuggets of potential policy directions.4/5. Get this from a library.

A profile of the working poor, [Earl F Mellor; United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.]. 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.

A profile of the working poor, Thomas W Hale ; United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The working-poor rates for both women and men were little different from a year earlier. (See table 2.) Blacks and Hispanics were more than twice as likely as Whites and Asians to be among the working poor.

Inthe working-poor rates of Blacks and Hispanics. 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.

A Profile of the Working Poor, A Profile of the Working Poor, U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics August Report Inmillion persons, percent of the population, lived at or below the official poverty level.

Although the Nation’s poor were primarily children and adults who were not in the labor force, percent, or million persons were classified as. A Profile of the Working Poor, Inaccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, about million people, or percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level.

1 (See the technical notes section for examples of poverty levels.) Although the poor were primarily children and adults who had not participated in the labor force during the year, million. 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. 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. Social Stratification and Inequality quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book.

Les Misérables “Saint-Denis,” Books Eight–Fifteen, page 2 Les Misérables quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. It’s definitely hard to be poor even with education; government has made it hard for the poor to ever get out of their situations and kids are definitely a hindrance of that.

Kids even seem to be the demise of some. In Caroline Payne’s story, she had troubles especially with her youngest daughter Amber.

The Working Poor makes you understand what it is like to work hard, but still not be able to rise out of poverty The people in this book are in a life of poverty for many reasons, they are “climbing out of welfare, drug addiction or homelessness” (Shipler, 4) and now are trapped in low-wage work.A Profile of the Working Poor in the US According to a report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics % of all people working or looking for work for at least 27 weeks in the previous year had incomes below the poverty level.

% of those were employed part-time, and .