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Book Review: The Working Poor

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler (Vintage, 2004).

In this thoroughly researched study of the “working poor,” or those with low wage jobs or intermittent under- and un- employment, Shipler uncovers the struggles of people just scraping by in America. The book is a comprehensive telling of the working poor on three counts: the narratives, the context, and the writing. Continue reading