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Author Waldinger, Roger David.

Title How the other half works : immigration and the social organization of labor / Roger Waldinger and Michael I. Lichter.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    331.62 WAL    Available
Description xiv, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-276) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Alien labor -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Unskilled labor -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Immigrants -- Social networks -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Employer attitude surveys -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Added Author Lichter, Michael Ira, 1960-
ISBN 0520229800 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520231627 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $19.95

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