Write a paper based on the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in American by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Write a paper based on the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in American by Barbara Ehrenreich. The link for the book is-

http://swcta.net/moore/files/2013/03/Nickel-and-Dimed-Barbara-Ehrenreich.pdf

 

Discuss the obstacles faced by the working poor as illustrated in this book, and research the cost of living for a single parent of two children in the city of Tampa, Florida while working a minimum wage job. For example, how much is an apartment? Utilities? Bus fare? Health care? Food? Clothes? Opening a bank account? Your essay should also address how being poor is paradoxically expensive for those struggling to get by.

 

Students will write a paper approximately eight pages (3000-3200 words) in length

Note: students should specifically address how the issues of social inequality discovered through their research relate to the Saint Leo core value of community. The core values are: excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible stewardship and integrity. 

The paper will include a title page and reference page (no abstract) and be formatted per ASA guidelines.

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