How to help the working poor; and problems of the working poor

hearings before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, February 28; March 21; and April 27, 1989. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Human Resources.

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One of the biggest barriers for the working poor is the stigma associated with getting government assistance. A lot of people who work qualify for some form of aid, but because they “don’t need help,” they don’t ask.

Many more people qualify for f. How America treats its working poor--people working *very* hard and being kept in conditions that border on genocidal labor camps, is our greatest most important point made in this book, a point made over and over in relation to a wide variety of "case studies", is thatFile Size: KB.

The Working Poor is one of my longest outstanding reviews, and in the interest of continuing my "review every book" streak, I'm going to hop back in time and say a few things. My remembrance has dulled slightly, but I still had a bunch of quotes saved, so this review will be heavy on extracts with minor commentary from me.4/5.

Congress is currently addressing two major proposals to help the working poor: an increase in the federal minimum wage to $ an hour from $ an hour, where it has been set since Jand an increase in the earned income tax credit, proposed by the White House, that sends cash payments to those with low earnings.

The Working Poor: Invisible in America is a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. 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 : David K.

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This page guide for “The Working Poor” by David K. Shipler includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 11 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Working Poor Over 8 million people in this coun-try worked full- or part-time but re-mained in poverty in (Shapiro, ).

Most of these people were sup-porters of families with children and other dependents. More than half of the million people who were poor in lived in a household with a worker. About 8 million poor children. The working poor are working people whose incomes fall below a given poverty line due to low-income jobs and low familial household income.

These are people who spend at least 27 weeks in a year working or looking for employment, but remain under the poverty threshold. In the US, the official measurement of the working poor is controversial. Help the Working Poor, but Share the Burden The gap between rich and poor is indeed substantial — much larger than in most developed nations and much larger than it was 40 years ago.