Student.Working & Poor in USA

Student.Working & Poor in USA - – What’s up with...

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Page 1 of 2 Outline for: Working and Poor in the USA Characteristics of a Low-Wage Economy Layoffs, outsourcing, lack of benefits Who are the Outlanders? Not working at all so they stay poor and are just on welfare. Found in rural and urban areas. Who are the Working Poor? Working but don’t make enough to ever get ahead of the poverty level. Characteristics of Low-Wage Jobs 1. No benefits 2. No flexibility 3. Low pay 4. Work is emotionally degrading 5. Physically dangerous- high injury rates 6. Fear of losing job
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Unformatted text preview: – What’s up with our government? – Focus on working and ignoring the non working Page 2 of 2 How did this situation get so bad? – Per author, a “variety of political, economic and corporate decisions” including: • Globalization of trade makes less jobs here • Government regulations aren’t as good • No more “we should take care of our workers” and more focusing on shareholders • Author’s proposed solution –...
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