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-
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.