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Unformatted text preview: Invisibility of poor Poverty and Work Wages Food stamps Dead end jobs/necessary jobs Systemic constraints Poor taxes Seriousness of choices Nickel and Dimed Experiment: Test whether low-wage work solves poverty and its negative effects Self esteem Unknown survival skills Living arrangements Money Solutions Focus is on changing individuals rather than the system Job training v. living wage jobs Unionization Tax changes Housing and public transportation Obstacles to change Individual blame Rational actors Transportation Time constraints Insecurity Money taboo Civil liberties...
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course SOC 106 at Rutgers.
- Fall '08