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Walking through the streets of the South Bronx, I interviewed several residents. Here are a few who wanted to share their thoughts.

  • Construction workers Daniel Johnson, Mo Perkins and Alexis Asencio on a lunch break.

  • Tiffany Williams window shops in the Bronx but says she can't afford to buy anything.

  • Dominican brother and sister on the street. Neyis and Tommy Camilo. Ages 14.

  • Business is down at a automechanic shop where Gabriel Hernandez works.

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"Secretiveness is especially common among welfare recipients, almost all of whom have non-welfare income that they conceal from the welfare departments."

- Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein

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