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The following titles are just a few available in the Montgomery College Libraries.  To find more books on the

subject, go the MC Library Catalog and search the catalog using keywords.  (See list of possible keywords

under Search Tips from Course related page). 

 

Books:

 

Living Wage:

 

Andersson, Fredrik.  Moving up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market?  NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005.

    Available at Germantown Library: HD 4918 .A59 2005

 

Bianco, Anthony.  Wal-Mart: The Bully of Bentonville: How the High Cost of Everyday Low Prices is Hurting America.  New York:

     Doubleday, 2007.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HF 5429.215 .U6 B52 2007

 

Blank, Rebecca M.  Working and Poor: How Economic and Policy Changes are Affecting Low-Wage Workers.  New York:

     Russell Sage Foundation, 2006

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HD 5724 .W6417 2006

 

Edin, Kathryn.  Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1997.

    Available at Rockville Library: HQ 759.915 .E34 1997

 

Gilbert, Dennis L.  The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.

    Available at Rockville Library: HN 90 .S6 G54 2003

 

Iverson, Roberta R.  Jobs Aren't Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press,

     2006.

     Available at Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Libraries: HD 8066 .I94 2006

 

Karger, Howard J.  Shortchanged: Life and Debt in the Fringe Economy. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005.

     Available at Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Libraries:  HG 178.33 .U6 K37 2005

 

Kendall, Diana E.  Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littleman, 2005.

     Available at Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Libraries: HN 90 .M3 K46 2005

 

Luce, Stephanie.  Fighting for a Living Wage.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

    Available at Germantown Library: HD 4975 .L83 2004

 

Munoz, Mercedes.  Is Poverty a Serious Threat?  Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HC110 .P6 I8 2006

 

Newman, Katherine S.  Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.

    Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Rockville Libraries:  HD 8081 .A5 N49 2006

 

Quigley, William P.  Ending Poverty as we Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HD 4975 .Q54 2003

 

Rank, Mark B.  One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HV 91 .R363 2005

 

Rodgers, Harrell, R.  American Poverty in a New Era of Reform.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000

    Available at Germantown and Rockville Libraries: HC 110 .P6 R638 2000

 

Schiller, Bradley R.  The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2004.

    Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HC 110 .P6 S27 2004

 

Shorris, Earl.  New American Blues: A Journey Through Poverty to Democracy.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.

    Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HV 4045 .S46 1997

 

Shulman, Beth.  The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans and Their Families.  New York:

     Norton, 2005.

     Available at Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Libraries: HD 4975 .S46 2005

 

Health Care:

 

 

Derickson, Alan.  Health Security for All: Dreams for Universal Health Care in America.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University

     Press, 2005.

     Available at Rockville Campus Library: RA 395 .A3 D47 2005

 

Engel, Jonathan.  Poor People's Medicine: Medicaid and American Charity Care Since 1965.  Durham: Duke University, 2006.

     Available at Germantown and Rockville Libraries: RA 412.4 .E54 2006

 

Holosko, Michael J.  Health and Povery.  New York: Haworth Press, 1997.

     Available at Rockville Library: RA 418.5 .P6 H385 1997

 

Kawachi, Ichiro.  The Health of Nations: Why Inequality is Harmful to Your Health.  New York: New Press, 2006.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: RA 418.5 .P6 K39 2006

 

Marmot, M.G.  Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity.  New York: Times Books, 2004.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: RA 418.5 .S63 M37 2005

 

O'Neil, Edward.  Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty and Global Service.  Chicago: American Medical

     Association, 2006.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HC 79 .P6 O55 2006

 

Rhodes, Rosamond.  Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care.  New York: Oxford University

     Press, 2002.

     Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library:  RA 418 .M43 2002

 

 

Videos:

 

ABC News.  On the Edge: America's Working Poor.  Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004.

     Available at Germantown and Takoma Park Silver Spring Libraries:  HC 110 .P6 O6 2004

     Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library copy on reserve and available from the Circulation Desk.

 

Crane, Michelle.  Investigative Reports: Wage Slaves! Not Getting By in America.  New York: A&E Home Video, 2002.

    Available at Rockville Library: HC 106.83 .W34 2002

 

Gilliam, Jim.  Wal-Mart The High Cost of Low Price.  New York: Retail Project, 2005.

    Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HF 5429.215 .U6 W365 2005 - Copy is on reserve and

    available at the Circulation Desk.

 

Young, Rick.  Is Wal-Mart Good for America?  Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 2004.

    Available at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Library: HF5429.215 .U6 I8 2005

    Copy is on reserve and available at the Circulation Desk.