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The Effect of Poverty-Level Wages in "Nickel and Dimed"

Summary: In "Nickle and Dimed," author Barbara Ehrenreich writes about her experiences in working in jobs that pay six or seven dollars an hour to understand how people could live on such meager wages. A key theme of the book is that we have so much and rarely notice those who have so little.
In Nickel and Dimed the author Barbara Ehrenreich undertakes life as a person that earns poverty-level wages. This book is a real eye opener to what you can actually do for six to seven dollars an hour. The theme of this book is, from my view, you never realize what you have until it is gone. People all across the United States of America live without some of our "necessities" because they can't afford much more than shelter and food. Barbara shows in this book that living on minimum wage is possible, but barely. My analysis of the theme in this book is very important for people to see and understand that the group of people who earn the bare minimum wage is probably what you wouldn't suspect.

Many Americans wake up daily go to work in the morning and return...

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