Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

by Philip Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300139179

ISBN-13: 9780300139174

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year, most for fewer than six months. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants, half are unauthorized, and most will leave seasonal farm work within a decade. What do these statistics mean for farmers, for laborers, for rural America?

This book addresses the question by reviewing

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Overview

American agriculture employs some 2.5 million workers during a typical year, most for fewer than six months. Three fourths of these farm workers are immigrants, half are unauthorized, and most will leave seasonal farm work within a decade. What do these statistics mean for farmers, for laborers, for rural America?

This book addresses the question by reviewing what is happening on farms and in the towns and cities where immigrant farm workers settle with their families. Philip Martin finds that the business-labor model that has evolved in rural America is neither desirable nor sustainable. He proposes regularizing U.S. farm workers and rationalizing the farm labor market, an approach that will help American farmers stay globally competitive while also improving conditions for farm workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300139174
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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