Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Evaluation Chapter Outline

Outline the following, according to the EVALUATION CHAPTER, due Friday:

a. How did she do as a worker?

b. How did she do at "life in general"?

c. Why are the official poverty rates misleading?

d. If productivity is increasing, why aren't wages?

e. What keeps the workers from finding better jobs? Where is the friction?

f. Explain the "vicious cycle" of labor costs described by the book.

g. What makes the working poor invisible?

h. List some of the complaints the middle and upper class have about the

working poor.

i. Summarize the problems facing the working poor.

j. What are the solutions to these problems?

k. What are the objections to these solutions?

l. Why does Ehrenreich call the working poor the most philanthropic of all

social classes?


klgoss said...

I thought that this worksheet was really hard. The answers weren't really obviose to see. Although it was hard i think that the worksheet really helped make us think and come to conclusions ourselves.

Beth said...

I agree with kgloss. The worksheet was hard in places to figure out what they were asking and to find the correct information. However, it made me think a lot more about the book, as I had to search and search for the information.