Immigrant Women in the U.S. Workforce

Immigrant Women in the U.S. Workforce : Who Struggles? Who Succeeds?

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This book represents a first effort to systematically describe the experience of immigrant women in the U.S. labor market over the past thirty years. It may come as a surprise that the United States is currently home to more immigrant women than immigrant men. However, until this study was conducted, the attention of analysts and policymakers has focused solely on the labor performance of immigrant men. Georges Vernez's analysis of immigrant women's experience is the first to break this trend, revealing a complex story that resists easy interpretation. Some immigrant women succeed beyond all expectations, while others struggle all their lives and have little to show for it. In examining the myriad factors that contribute to the success and failure of immigrant women in the U.S. workforce, this book provides a profile of their changing origin and characteristics; describes what they do, where they work, and how they fare in the U.S. labor market; and looks at the use they make of public services to support more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.2 x 18.3mm | 487.7g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739100394
  • 9780739100394

About Georges Vernez

Georges Vernez is Director of the Center for Research on Immigration Policy at more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Immigration Policy and Female Immigration Chapter 3 Profile of Immigrant Women Chapter 4 The Changing Economy and the Immigrant Female Labor Force Chapter 5 What Immigrant Women Do Chapter 6 Where Immigrant Women Work Chapter 7 Performances of Immigrant Women in the Labor Market Chapter 8 Integration of Immigrant Women Chapter 9 Use of Public Services by Immigrant Women Chapter 10 Conclusions and the Policy Implicationsshow more

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[Vernez's] study does two important things: it illustrates the importance of immigrant labor to the US economy, and it discusses the significant economic role of immigrant women...the book provides a wealth of valuable information on this population. Because Vernez continuously compares immigrant women workers with native-born women workers, this book is also an invaluable contribution to the discussion of working women in general. CHOICE Vernez has made a significant contribution to scholarship by providing an overview of immigrant women's roles in the U.S. labor market. His work serves as a benchmark from which further quantitative and qualitative scholarship will grow. International Migration Reviewshow more