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How the United States turns its back on the working poor.

An astonishing 35 million Americans work full time but do not make a living wage. They are nursing home staff, poultry processors, pharmacy assistants, ambulance drivers, child care workers, data entry keyers, janitors. Indeed, one in four American workers lives in or near poverty. Despite the great wealth of the United States, these low-wage employees have lower living standards than comparable workers in other industrial nations.

Beth Shulman spent several years traveling across the country talking to those living on low wages. In writing The Betrayal of Work, she provides the fullest portrait of America's working poor, dispelling a number of myths along the way: that lower unemployment has meant better living conditions for the poor; that making bad jobs into good jobs requires insurmountably difficult reforms; that low-wage work is always low-skilled. Following in the footsteps of Barbara Ehrenreich's bestselling Nickel and Dimed, The Betrayal of Work is sure to be one of the most talked about public policy books of the year.

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"An impassioned and well-documented book." E. J. Dionne, Jr.

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"Shulman's book lacks the verve and wow factor of Nickel and Dimed....The anecdotes often come across as overly broad and pandering....[M]any of the examples...will come as no surprise to anyone who regularly picks up a newspaper." Publishers Weekly

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"Betrayal shows how working lives can get nasty fast....Betrayal is less anecdotal [than Nickel and Dimed], more filled with facts and footnotes." Linda M. Castellitto, USA Today

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Shulman spent several years traveling across the country talking to those living on low wages. In writing The Betrayal of Work, she provides the fullest portrait of America's working poor. Following in the footsteps of Barbara Ehrenreich's bestselling Nickel and Dimed, this is sure to be one of the most talked about public policy books of the year.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-240) and index.

About the Author

Beth Shulman is a labor consultant and former vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Washington, DC. She lives in the Washington DC. area.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565847330
Author:
Shulman, Beth
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Wages
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Income distribution
Subject:
Working poor
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
United States--Economic conditions--2001-
Subject:
Income distribution -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Subject:
Labor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.4 in 14 lb

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Product details 255 pages New Press - English 9781565847330 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An impassioned and well-documented book."
"Review" by , "Shulman's book lacks the verve and wow factor of Nickel and Dimed....The anecdotes often come across as overly broad and pandering....[M]any of the examples...will come as no surprise to anyone who regularly picks up a newspaper."
"Review" by , "Betrayal shows how working lives can get nasty fast....Betrayal is less anecdotal [than Nickel and Dimed], more filled with facts and footnotes."
"Synopsis" by , Shulman spent several years traveling across the country talking to those living on low wages. In writing The Betrayal of Work, she provides the fullest portrait of America's working poor. Following in the footsteps of Barbara Ehrenreich's bestselling Nickel and Dimed, this is sure to be one of the most talked about public policy books of the year.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-240) and index.
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