Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

TitleImmigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFlores-Gonzalez, Nilda, Guevarra, Anna Romina, Toro-Morn, Maura, and Chang, Grace
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
CityChampaign, IL
Keywordsdomestic workers, gender, immigrant women, immigrants, informal laboar markets, informal work, labor conditions, street vendors, working conditions
Abstract

To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women in formal labor markets. In this study, contributors focus on informal economies such as health care, domestic work, street vending, and the garment industry, where displaced and undocumented women are more likely to work. Because such informal labor markets are unregulated, many of these workers face abusive working conditions that are not reported for fear of job loss or deportation. In examining the complex dynamics of how immigrant women navigate political and economic uncertainties, this collection highlights the important role of citizenship status in defining immigrant women's opportunities, wages, and labor conditions.(publisher's statement)