The 51st State

The 51st State

America's Working Poor

Streaming Video - 2008
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While poverty has traditionally been a problem only for the unemployed, a new demographic of Americans has emerged-the working poor. This program explores the disturbing realities that many people in low-wage jobs face every day-such as having to decide whether to pay the rent, buy groceries, or see a doctor. Viewers will learn how standards of living are often measured, how suburban areas have fostered a particular type of economic hardship, and how welfare-to-work programs have, at times, led to more resistant poverty. The film also draws connections between America's immigration challenges and the swelling numbers of working poor.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: America's working poor

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