In her book nickel and dimed on not getting by in america journalist barbara ehrenreich conducted ethnographic research to study what its like to be a low wage worker in the united states ehrenreich took an immersive approach to her research she worked in low wage jobs such as food service and housecleaning in order to better understand these workers lives. Nickel and dimed on not getting by in america is a book written by barbara ehrenreichwritten from her perspective as an undercover journalist it sets out to investigate the impact of the 1996 welfare reform act on the working poor in the united states the events related in the book took place between spring 1998 and summer 2000. Nickel and dimed reveals low rent america in all its tenacity anxiety and surprising generosity a land of big boxes fast food and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival read it for the smoldering clarity of ehrenreichs perspective and for a rare view of how prosperity looks from the bottom you will never see anything from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal in quite the . Nickel and dimed on not getting by in america deutsche ausgabe arbeit poor unterwegs in der dienstleistungsgesellschaft ist ein buch der investigativen journalistin barbara ehrenreich ziel des buches ist es unter anderem die auswirkungen der reform der us amerikanischen sozialgesetzgebung von 1996 auf das leben der sogenannten working poor in amerika zu erforschen
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