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A Life's Journey

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199794645
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199928606 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0001
A Life's Journey

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This chapter aims to hook the reader on the lives of poor workers. It begins with a description of the author's visit to high-tech China. It then narrates his own personal story on how he got to where he is today, starting with his experience with mass poverty in Kenya while a graduate student. The chapter concludes by asking the reader to put himself/herself in the shoes of the billions of people in the world who are working hard but working poor.

Keywords: mass poverty; working hard; working poor

Chapter.  2839 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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