short answer question


1. What does the author mean or imply by “slave wage” and “living wage” ?

For your home city, is there an identified “living wage”?  Please cite your research urls when you respond to this question.


2.  What are two or three thoughts (observations, questions, etc.)  you have regarding the introduction for this book?

Given the publication date, you can also address the concept  if the questions raised in the introduction  would still be relevant today.


Chapter 1-

1. The author notes the problem of low-wage work as an unreliable indicator of jobs available.

Explain why the unemployment rate, conversely available jobs cannot be absolutely  determined by the want ads, and  job postings.


2. What are two or three thoughts, what “stands out” for you in reading chapter 1?