How do you think a living wage should be calculated?
Learning Goal: I’m working on a global studies writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Part 1:Answer the following questions, from readings, in “answer and question format”:Many campus and advocacy groups are currently involved in struggles for a “living wage.” How do you think a living wage should be calculated?
Were you surprised by the casual reactions of Ehrenreich’s coworkers when she revealed herself as an undercover writer? Were you surprised that she wasn’t suspected of being “different” or out-of-place despite her graduate-level education and usually comfortable lifestyle?
Many of Ehrenreich’s colleagues relied heavily on family—for housing and help with child-care, by sharing appliances and dividing up the cooking, shopping, and cleaning. Do you think Americans make excessive demands on the family unit rather than calling for the government to help those in need?
Nickel and Dimed takes place in 1998-2000, a time of unprecedented prosperity in America. Do you think Ehrenreich’s experience would be different in today’s economy? How so?
After reading Nickel and Dimed, do you think that having a job—any job—is better than no job at all? Did this book make you feel angry? Better informed? Relieved that someone has finally described your experience? Galvanized to do something.
Part 2: Essay FormatIn two pages (not including cover or reference pages), write an Essay that addresses your views on low wage workers need for a $15.00 minimum wage in the US, including making an argument for or against the $15.00 minimum wage. Students are expected to cite sources to support arguments and format citations and reference list using APA (American Psychological Association -sixth edition).As you think about your argument for or against the $15.00 minimum wage, consider some of the following questions:What is a living wage? How much is it today? Is it really a living wage?
Why do you think caused the pay gap between men and women and how can we close the gap?
What are some of the challenges associated with organizing for increasing minimum wage to $15.00 an hour? Are some of the challenges specific to any low wage groups (i.e., women, young adults, elderly, or people disability, etc.) or industries (i.e., retail, restaurant, or domestic workers, etc.)
LBS 3001 (100 Points Rubric)LBS 3001 (100 Points Rubric)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConnection to Reading20 ptsSuperiorResponse demonstrates a strong connection to theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date.16 ptsSufficientResponse demonstrates a general connection to theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date12 ptsMinimalResponse demonstrates a minimal connection to theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date9 ptsUnacceptableResponse lacks connection to theories, concepts, and/or strategies presented in the course materials to date20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDepth of Reflection20 ptsSuperiorViewpoints and interpretations are insightful and well supported. Clear, detailed examples are provided, as applicable.16 ptsSufficientViewpoints and interpretations are supported. Appropriate examples are provided, as applicable.12 ptsMinimalViewpoints and interpretations are unsupported or supported with flawed arguments. Examples, when applicable, are not provided or are irrelevant to the assignment.9 ptsUnacceptableViewpoints and interpretations are missing, inappropriate, and/or unsupported. Examples, when applicable, are not provided.20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLogic/Reasoning20 ptsSuperiorSubstantial, logical, & concrete development of ideas. Assumptions are made explicit. Details are germane, original, and convincingly interpreted.16 ptsSufficientOffers solid but less original reasoning. Assumptions are not always recognized or made explicit. Contains some appropriate details or examples.12 ptsMinimalOffers somewhat obvious support that may be too broad. Details are too general, not interpreted, irrelevant to topics, or inappropriately repetitive.9 ptsUnacceptableOffers simplistic, undeveloped, or cryptic support for the ideas. Inappropriate or off-topic generalizations, faulty assumptions, errors of fact20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequired Components20 ptsSuperiorResponse includes all components and meets or exceeds all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed thoroughly. All attachments and/or additional documents are included, as required.16 ptsSufficientResponse includes all components and meets all requirements indicated in the instructions. Each question or part of the assignment is addressed. All attachments and/or additional documents are included, as required.12 ptsMinimalResponse is missing some components and/or does not fully meet the requirements indicated in the instructions. Some questions or parts of the assignment are not addressed. Some attachments and additional documents, if required, are missing or unsuitable for the assignment.9 ptsUnacceptableResponse excludes essential components and/or does not address the requirements indicated in the instructions. Many parts of the assignment are addressed minimally, inadequately, and/or not at all.20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure/Documentation20 ptsSuperiorWriting is clear, concise, and well organized with excellent sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner.16 ptsSufficientWriting is mostly clear, concise, and well organized with good sentence/paragraph construction. Thoughts are expressed in a coherent and logical manner.12 ptsMinimalWriting is unclear and/or disorganized. Thoughts are not expressed in a logical manner.9 ptsUnacceptableWriting is unclear and disorganized. Thoughts ramble and make little sense.20 ptsTotal Points: 100
Requirements: Essay Format