By Gregory A. Kelson, Debra L. DeLaet
An exploration of the various and intricate ways that ladies adventure overseas migration: the chapters are involved basically with the query of even if overseas migration presents ladies with possibilities for freeing themselves from subordinate gender roles of their nations of origin.
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POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS, PETTY AND GRAND Let us begin with the petty regulations, tractable and more amenable to reform. Let us also recognize that amid many many policy goals, trade-offs may be necessary, for some goals contradict others. In our global economy, job creation is an important and worthy goal for, more and more, people work like temporary contractors when they once had stable and secure lifetime jobs. As such, their work begins to resemble informality. The risktaking, self-sufficient skills of informals should be legitimized and prized.
In this chapter, we analyze El Paso-Juárez landscape, a metropolitan area of two million people, as the lighthouse for the future. Besides borders, the immigration experience also provides a handle around which we can examine the US in the global political economy. Migrants from the south – Latin America, Africa, and Asia – come from countries with extensively informalized economies, as noted below. Migrants bring 21 22 Gender and Immigration everyday experience in informal work, such as home-based contracting, domestic service, open-air markets, and street vending, from their homelands to their US destinations.
Alejandro Portes, The Economic Sociology of Immigration: Essays on Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship (New York: Russell Sage, 1995); Howard Aldrich and Robin Ward, Immigrant Business in Industrial Societies (Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1990); selections in Ivan Light and P. , Immigration and Entrepreneurship: Cultures, Capital, and Ethnic Networks (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1993); M. Patricia Fernández-Kelly and Anna M. , 1989, pp. 247–64. Joan Moore and Raquel Pinderhughes, eds. in their introduction to In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate (New York: Russell Sage, 1993), pp.