Nickel and Dimed

In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich left her career as a journalist at the Harper’s
Magazine to pursue a job as a low-wage worker for an investigative report. As a result,
she wrote the book Nickel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in America in 2001. Using the
assigned article, Nickel and Dimed and the required textbook for this course, provide a
sociological analysis that explains how low-wage employment impacts social mobility
and standard of living.
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: Write an essay by responding to the essay question prompt or statement
below in 4 full pages. The essay must include APA in-text citations (2 direct quotes of
less than 40 words) and reference page (full-text references of the textbook & assigned
article– separate page from the essay). The reference page doesn’t count towards page
count). Do not use dictionaries, encyclopedias, Wikipedia, etc.

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