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    Nickel and dimed

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    Nickel and dimed [on (not) getting by in America]

    Ehrenreich, Barbara.

    Successful author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in blue-collar America obsessed with welfare "reform". What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.

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    On the edge America's working poor #1

    Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin.

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    Waging a living Rosevelt's America ; Unhitched

    Three films tell personal stories of the working poor--hard-working Americans who, despite effort, determination, and playing-by-the-rules, face impossible odds in the struggle to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Waging a living follows four workers who are "hustling backwards," working fulltime and even overtime but unable to pull ahead of rising expenses. Rosevelt's America tells the story of immigrant Rosevelt Henderson, who fled a bloody civil war in Liberia with three children and a grandchild and is grateful for any chance, however difficult and beneath his skills, to work hard enough to bring his wife and new baby to America. In Unhitched, we meet poor individuals and families living in travel trailers that now serve as permanent dwellings. For many, the opportunity to park their "homes" in Faerie Ring Campground keeps them off the dangerous streets, thus offering them the community they need to try, once again, to struggle out of poverty and pursue the "American dream."--Summaries from insert.

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