Read the book Nickel and Dimed as well as two chapters from your textbook on mi

Read the book Nickel and Dimed as well as two chapters from your textbook on mi

Read the book Nickel and Dimed as well as two chapters from your textbook on minimum wages and Walmart’s history of maintaining low wages. Imagine that you are a social worker in an agency that has access to available resources. “Barbara” has just become your “client.” I am our supervisor and I need you to you need address to your supervisor how you see her struggles and how you develop your approach. I would like you to write a paper on your viewpoint on the impact of minimum wage and the economic struggles of the working poor and what your advice will be. Your paper must meld the concepts from the book chapters with the real-life experiences of one of the characters written in Barbara’s book. Barbara’s book is rich in detail about the everyday lives of the struggling poor from health care to childcare to discrimination financial decision making with the realities of her declining savings. Your paper must include references to the book and must include proper APA formatting for in-text citations from a book.
Your similarity score can be no greater than 15%
Expectations for this essay is as follows:
1- This paper should be at least 2 FULL pages
2- You should have handy the APA Guidelines. Follow the guidelines as to a
A. Cover page
B. Abstract
C. In-text citations throughout your submission following APA format as to citations. For example, when you quote from the book, you must include the page number.
D. Full and accurate reference page.
F. I expect you to spell-check and polish.
3- Advocacy letter: Then write an advocacy letter to Wal-Mart as an appendix to your paper (not a separate attachment but after your “References” page. Not included in your two- page minimum). Address chronic issues such as low wages, power abuses like scheduling weekly hours, breaks, etc. and discuss the impact of their economic policies on the marginally poor.

I am not asking for a book report. What this assignment requires is for you to, first understand the terms and concepts from the assigned readings, and then identify & define your position on the economy and your outlook on the minimum wage. Finally, you will address the hardships and realities of life for the struggling and working poor. You will be a social worker soon, prepared to work on the micro (linking individuals with available resources), mezzo (counseling families in distress, possibly due to economic hardships, if practicing at the licensed MSW level), & macro (addressing the systemic impact on health & lack of equity) and this assignment will help you understand the need for, & see the avenues of, advocacy at each level.

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