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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225619

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225619.001.0001

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The Intersection of Work and Gender

The Intersection of Work and Gender

Central American Immigrant Women and Employment in California

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(p.101) Chapter 6 The Intersection of Work and Gender
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Gender and U.S. Immigration
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Cecilia Menjívar

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0006

This chapter studies the effects of immigration on gender relations among women from Central America. It is focused on the experiences of these women in relation to the situations of immigrant men. The chapter provides an assessment of how immigration affects their gendered perceptions of work. An examination of the differential effect of U.S. employment for Central American women and men and how it affects the perceptions of work of these immigrants is provided. The chapter concludes that there are important social processes of employment in the United States which change gender relations between men and women.

Keywords:   effects of immigration, gender relations, Central America, gendered perceptions, work, U.S. employment, social processes

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