- Matthew Desmond. 2019. Dollars on the margins. Feb 21, New York Times.
- Bess Levin. 2019. Amazon to AOC: Excuse you, our employees live like kings on $15/hour. June 17, Vanity Fair.
- David Shipler. 2005. The working poor: Invisible in America. NY: Vintage (Chapter 1, ‘Money and its opposite’). In Canvas.
- Annette Lareau. 2012. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (Choose one of these two chapters: Chp 6, Alexander Williams and family; Chp 10, Wendy Driver and family).