Fter the read Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001.”
First of all.
Hi, you should read the Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001.for the paper.
And this is the instructions.
Case Study Paper 1
The purpose of this assignment is to help you gain an appreciation of the lives of those suffering from hunger and poverty. This requires not only reading the book but also thinking about a range of relevant issues, such as those mentioned in class and listed below. You must answer the questions from each of the five topics elaborated below, giving examples from the book. No plagiarism:
Bullet points are encouraged
1. Causes: Why are these people poor?
a. What are the major reasons that they find themselves in a condition that causes them to struggle to make ends meet?
b. What situations are causing or contributing to their problems?
c. Whose fault is it, if anyones?
2. Challenges: What specific challenges do they face in the following dimensions of their lives and how are they trying to meet those challenges?
a. Eating an adequate diet?
b. Getting adequate housing?
c. Getting adequate health care?
3. Escaping poverty
a. How are they trying to improve their situation?
b. What are they doing that is worsening their situation or preventing them from improving it?
c. What current government or private charitable programs would help them? What current programs are less helpful than they should be and why?
d. What else could they (or government/charity) be doing to improve their situation OR are they caught in a Poverty trapso there is no way for them to escape poverty?
a. What responsibility does government have to help?
b. What responsibility do employers have to help?
c. What responsibility do you have to help?
d. How does this book affect your thinking on the basic human rights issues, if at all?
a. How does the authors situation differ from that of others in the book? How valid is the authors experience?
b. How valuable is the book in describing the life of the working poor? How useful is it to view these issues through the author?
c. How does this book affect your thinking about people in occupations similar to those in the book and how you deal with those people?