The Invisible Working Poor Book Review by Quality Writers

The Invisible Working Poor
This paper examines "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" by David Shipler.
# 101558 | 824 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2008 in Sociology (Theory)

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The paper discusses how in "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" David Shipler presents a ground level perspective of the daily lives of the millions of Americans classified as working poor. The paper looks at Shipler's portrayal of these 'invisible' citizens who never manage to improve their standards of living. The paper looks at how the book addresses the issues that keep the working poor in this cycle and how political intervention and corporate flexibility are the only means of detaining the cycle of poverty.

From the Paper:

"In The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David Shipler presents provides a ground level perspective of the daily lives of the 35 million Americans who are classified as "the working poor'. The working poor are defined by their low-wage jobs, and must face the impeccable hurdles of poverty and social discrepancies. Job opportunities provide very little upward mobility and usually no health care benefits. Shipler classifies these Americans as 'invisible' as they constitute the workers the average citizen sees everyday in fast-food restaurants, inventory and box stockers and low-wage manual labor such as janitors."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shipler, David. (2004). The Working Poor: Invisible in America. New York: Knopf.

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