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Helping out : children's labor in ethnic businesses

Author: Miri Song
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The growing body of literature on ethnic businesses has emphasized the importance of small family-based businesses as a key form of immigrant adaptation. Although there have been numerous references to the importance of ""family labor"" as a key ethnic resource, few studies have examined the work roles and family dynamics entailed in various kinds of ethnic businesses. Helping Out addresses the centrality of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miri Song
ISBN: 1439906181 9781439906187 1282701215 9781282701212 9786612701214 6612701218 0585364184 9780585364186
OCLC Number: 1058724116
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1. The Role of Family Ties in Ethnic Businesses; 2. Chinese Migration and the Establishment ofTake-aways in Britain; 3. The Shop Runs Our Lives --
4. Helping Out; 5. Upholding and Negotiating theFamily Work Contract; 6. Siblings' Labor Commitments andFamily Reputations; 7. Looking to the Future; Appendix A: Locations of Take-away Businesses; Appendix B: Background Information on Young People; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Miri Song.

Abstract:

The growing body of literature on ethnic businesses has emphasized the importance of small family-based businesses as a key form of immigrant adaptation. Although there have been numerous references to the importance of ""family labor"" as a key ethnic resource, few studies have examined the work roles and family dynamics entailed in various kinds of ethnic businesses. Helping Out addresses the centrality of children's labor participation in such family enterprises. Discussing the case of Chinese families running take-out food shops in Britain, Miri Song examines the ways i.

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