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Importing poverty? [[electronic resource] ] : immigration and the changing face of rural America / / Philip Martin

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Autore: Martin Philip L. <1949-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: Importing poverty? [[electronic resource] ] : immigration and the changing face of rural America / / Philip Martin Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: New Haven, : Yale University Press, c2009
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (1 online resource (xxi, 242 p.) ) : ill
Disciplina: 331.5/440973
Soggetto topico: Immigrants - United States - Economic conditions
Foreign workers - United States
Foreign workers - Government policy
Soggetto geografico: United States Emigration and immigration
Note generali: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-230) and index.
Nota di contenuto: 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.
Sommario/riassunto: 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.
Titolo autorizzato: Importing poverty  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-282-35297-0
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910780645803321
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