The combination of paid work and poverty, or near poverty, is a growing problem in the United States, one of which is often accentuated by residence in rural, low-wage communities where underemployment is more prevalent than in metropolitan areas. This paper examines the experiences of sixty rural families with inadequate employment using data from ethnographic interviews with a particular focus on the strategies they use to meet their family's needs in spite of low-wage work.
"The Poverty of Hard Work: Multiple Jobs and Low Wages in Family Economies of Rural Utah Households,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 28
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol28/iss4/2