03245nam 2200661 a 450 991078064580332120230721023710.01-282-35297-097866123529730-300-15600-610.12987/9780300156003(CKB)2430000000010753(StDuBDS)BDZ0022174761(SSID)ssj0000299409(PQKBManifestationID)11251474(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000299409(PQKBWorkID)10240818(PQKB)11249728(StDuBDS)EDZ0000167164(MiAaPQ)EBC3420616(DE-B1597)486383(OCoLC)586149574(DE-B1597)9780300156003(Au-PeEL)EBL3420616(CaPaEBR)ebr10348513(CaONFJC)MIL235297(OCoLC)923595112(EXLCZ)99243000000001075320081027d2009 uy 0engur|||||||||||txtccrImporting poverty?[electronic resource] immigration and the changing face of rural America /Philip MartinNew Haven Yale University Pressc20091 online resource (1 online resource (xxi, 242 p.) ) illBibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph0-300-13917-9 Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-230) and index.Immigration to the United States -- Agriculture and migrants -- California fruits and vegetables -- Florida sugar, oranges, and tomatoes -- Meat and poultry -- Seasonal worker mobility -- Migrants : the integration challenge -- Labor shortages, mechanization, and food costs -- Reforming U.S. immigration policies -- Regularize and rationalize farm labor.American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year, most for fewer than six months. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants, half are unauthorized, and most will leave seasonal farm work within a decade. What do these statistics mean for farmers, for laborers, for rural America?This book addresses the question by reviewing what is happening on farms and in the towns and cities where immigrant farm workers settle with their families. Philip Martin finds that the business-labor model that has evolved in rural America is neither desirable nor sustainable. He proposes regularizing U.S. farm workers and rationalizing the farm labor market, an approach that will help American farmers stay globally competitive while also improving conditions for farm workers.ImmigrantsUnited StatesEconomic conditionsForeign workersUnited StatesForeign workersGovernment policyUnited StatesEmigration and immigrationImmigrantsEconomic conditions.Foreign workersForeign workersGovernment policy.331.5/440973Martin Philip L.1949-506148MiAaPQMiAaPQMiAaPQBOOK9910780645803321Importing poverty3733318UNINA