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Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America

Summary: Nickel & Dimed
By Barbara Ehrenreich

This paper identifies the fact that millions of Americans work everyday and still can not make ends meet due to "unskilled" and low paying jobs. (also a live interview with a Stat Market Employee)


Nickel & Dimed

On (Not) Getting by in America

By Barbara Ehrenreich

The book Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting by in America, written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a book that relates the experience of how she survived living on poverty-level wages in America as a waitress, maid and a Wal-mart sales associate. Barbara left her comfortable surroundings as a journalist with a Ph.D in biology to work various "unskilled" and "under compensated" jobs in order to achieve, "the old-fashioned kind of journalism". In regards to leaving her comfortable lifestyles for a few months traveling through Florida to Maine and Minnesota, she discovered that people who are paid six to seven dollars an hour did not generate enough income for those who did not want to live outside of a home. The sad reality is that millions of people in America...

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