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

Author: Philip L Martin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
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American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants, half are unauthorized, and most will leave seasonal farm work within a decade. This book looks at what these statistics mean for farmers, labourers, and rural America.
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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martin, Philip L.
Importing poverty?.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008045622
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip L Martin
OCLC Number: 871782498
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xxi, 242 p.)
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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