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Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape

Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape | Becoming Critically Conscious | Scoop.it
For those at the low end of the hourly wage scale, even meeting basic household needs can be a stretch, and roads out of poverty are scarce.
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Today’s low-wage workers are also more educated, with 41 percent having at least some college, up from 29 percent in 2000. “Minimum-wage and low-wage workers are older and more educated than 10 or 20 years ago, yet they’re making wages below where they were 10 or 20 years ago after inflation,” WOW

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How She Lives On Minimum Wage: One McDonald's Worker's Budget

How She Lives On Minimum Wage: One McDonald's Worker's Budget | Becoming Critically Conscious | Scoop.it
Critics have pounced on an unrealistic budget McDonald's created for its employees. We talked with one McD's worker to find out what life is really like on minimum wage.
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Engaged this article from the standpoint of a McDonald's employee. I tried not to make assumptions and just be compassionate. Given that it was hard not to come to the conclusion that we are the sum of our choices in a time of options. How weren't these options made available? How did the system fail? What was the linchpin moment in this woman's story that is so similar to so many others?

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