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Resource ID: #13119
Subject: Poverty
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer


The Plain Dealer examines the pracitce of inner-city people, mostly elderly, disabled or welfare recipients, working in their homes, putting together screws and washers used by automobile manufacturers. The workers earn $1.50 for every 1,000 screws, less than $1 per hour. They keep the work hidden for fear of losing their welfare, so the cheap, underground labor is isolated from the tax man and federal law. (Aug. 18, 1996)

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