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Working Hard, Working PoorA Global Journey$
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Gary S. Fields

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001

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A Life's Journey

A Life's Journey

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 A Life's Journey
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Working Hard, Working Poor
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Gary S. Fields

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0001

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

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