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Title: The Working Poor: Invisible in America
Post by: trad123 on July 30, 2021, 11:15:13 PM
The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler


https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7426445M/The_Working_Poor (https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7426445M/The_Working_Poor)



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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. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating, courageous lives of the poor—white and black, Asian and Latino, citizens and immigrants. We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy.