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ENG 060 - Poverty, Wealth, and Work in the United States - Spring 2020

The ENG060 course guide provides help on using the library and resources for the research project on the theme Poverty, Wealth, and Work in the United States.

Welcome

This guide will help you find and use library resources for the research project on topics surrounding the theme of poverty, wealth, and  work in the United States. It was developed for ENG 060, Academic English for Non-native Speakers II

Fall 2020 instructors: Jean Dempsey, Eve Foncesca, Stephanie Axe, Chia Liu, and Al Wells.

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Economic Inequality Report

Most global wealth disparities are related to gender inequities: Women own half the wealth of men, which is largely due to unpaid care work, the “hidden engine that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses and societies moving,” says Amitabh Behar, CEO of Oxfam India. You only need to know six galling facts:

  • Women do over three-quarters of all unpaid care work, logging 12.5 billion hours per day, contributing $10.8 trillion to the economy each year–or three times the world’s tech industry.
  • The world’s 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa.
  • Globally, 42% of women are outside the paid labor force because of unpaid care responsibilities, compared with 6% of men.
  • Nearly half the world subsists on $5.50/day or less, which the report says is partially because income “accrues to those at the top,” mostly benefiting men, leaving those at the bottom further behind.
  • On average globally, 18% of government ministers and 24% of parliamentarians are women, meaning women are often excluded from decision making. Caregivers, in particular, have minimal voice.
  • The world’s richest 1% have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people.

It’s going to get worse: Another 200 million more children and older people needing care will appear this decade, causing a caregiving spike.The report calls on governments to invest in national care systems, which will alleviate the unpaid workloads of women and girls.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

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St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
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