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The mobility of labor and capital : a study in international investment and labor flow

Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this empirical study, Saskia Sassen offers a fresh understanding of the processes of international migration. Focusing on immigration into the US from 1960 to 1985, she examines the various ways  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saskia Sassen
ISBN: 0521322278 9780521322270 0521386721 9780521386722
OCLC Number: 15792956
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The classics: over population, poverty, economic stagnation --
A domestic or an international issue? --
Outline of the book --
Foreign investment: a neglected variable --
The growth of direct foreign investment and the uprooting of people --
The rise of global cities and the new labor demand --
The use of foreign workers --
Historical background --
Migration as a global labor supply system --
The state and immigration --
Contemporary trends --
The new immigration --
Background: formation of the low-wage labor supply --
A new phase in U.S. immigration --
Immigrant workers: basic characteristics --
Undocumented alien workers --
Non-immigrant alien workers --
The globalization of production: implications for labor migration --
Industrialization and emigration --
Foreign investment as a migration push factor --
Employment implications of new growth patterns --
The feminization of the new industrial workforce --
The migration option --
The rise of global cities and the new labor demand --
Centralizing global management and servicing --
Capital: the production of global control capability --
Labor: economic restructuring as class polarization --
New York City and Los Angeles: restructured economy and new labor demand --
Advanced services, downgraded manufacturing, and informalization --
The reconcentration of capital in the United States: a new investment zone? --
Elements for change in the spatial distribution of investment --
Direct foreign investment in the United States.
Responsibility: Saskia Sassen.
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