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Importing poverty? : immigration and the changing face of rural America

Author: Philip Martin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants and most will leave seasonal farm work within a decade. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Martin
ISBN: 9780300139174 0300139179
OCLC Number: 474167697
Description: xxi, 242 s. : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Philip Martin.

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