NPR – On Point – Live ISDN at Bongo
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NPR – On Point – Live ISDN at Bongo

UC Davis Professor and Director of the Center for Poverty Research, Ann Huff Stevens, was in studio today as a live ISDN guest on the NPR show On Point.

The discussion of economics and the job market centered around the reality of minimum wage jobs that barely or do not sustain a middle-class lifestyle. The topic covered points pertaining to the detriment to workers juggling odd working hours, weekly scheduling conflicts with multiple jobs, with consequential mental and emotional stress. Focus was also placed on employers who maintain a majority of part-time employees to avoid paying benefit costs. A timely discussion for Americans concerned with the widening economic gaps of our society.