Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich - autonomy and flexibility 2 respect 3...

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Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America” 1. Does gainful employment improve the lives of women who are part of the working poor? 2. How does the life of a low-wage worker contrast with the middle class life Ehrenreich left behind? a) At work b) In living situations c) Safety net 3. What do we learn about the low-wage labor market in terms of 1) levels of
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Unformatted text preview: autonomy and flexibility, 2) respect, 3) skill, and 4) pay and financial viability? 4. What are the special costs of being poor Ehrenreich identifies? Housing, health care 5. Why is housing the principal source of disruption of these workers lives?...
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