How the Other Half Works

How the Other Half Works

Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor

eBook - 2003
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How the other half works solves the riddle of America's contemporary immigration puzzle: why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that today's economy seems to demand. Waldinger and Lichter isolate the key factors that explain the presence of unskilled immigrants in our midst. Focusing on Los Angeles, the capital of today's immigrant America, this hard-hitting book elucidates the other side of the new economy, showing that hiring is finding not so much "one's own kind" but rather the "right kind" to fit the demeaning, but indispensable, jobs many American workers disdain.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003
ISBN: 9780520936171
0520936175
9780585466187
0585466181
9781597346641
1597346640
9781282359543
1282359541
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Lichter, Michael Ira 1960-

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