West Indian Women''s Experience in Los Angeles : The Impact of Politics and the Global Economy
By: Squires, Stacey.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society: Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (203 p.).ISBN: 9781593325060.Subject(s): Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Emigration and immigration | West Indians -- California -- Los Angeles -- History | Women -- Employment -- California -- Los Angeles -- History | Women immigrants -- California --Los AngelesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: West Indian Women''s Experience in Los Angeles : The Impact of Politics and the Global EconomyDDC classification: 331.4089/969729079494 | 331.40899697 | 331.4089969729079494 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; List of Tables; CHAPTER 1: Legislation, Immigration, and the Labor Market:The West Indian Experience; CHAPTER 2: Cause and Effects of Globalization on Women inthe Labor Force; CHAPTER 3: Historical Background: Caribbean Politics andMigration; CHAPTER 4: Historical Background of West Indians'Immigration to the United States-New York andCalifornia; CHAPTER 5: West Indian Immigrants to Los Angeles:Ethnographic Data; CHAPTER 6: Feminization of Migration: West Indian Women inthe United States, California, and Los Angeles
CHAPTER 7: West Indian Women in the Los Angeles LaborMarket: The Role of the Feminization of LaborCHAPTER 8: West Indian Women in the Los Angeles Area: AreThey Economically Successful?; CHAPTER 9: History, Politics, Economics, and the LaborMarket: What Are the Implications?; References; Index
Squires examines West Indian women in Los Angeles. Most studies on West Indians are conducted in New York City or Miami. Examining this group of immigrants in Los Angeles shows how similar and different they are from those that settle in New York City. In addition, it adds to the literature on immigrant groups to Los Angeles. The most exciting conclusion is that West Indian women are faring well economically when compared to other ethnic groups. Though some of the West Indian women, especially those from Belize are working in service occupations, many other islanders are employed in managerial and professional positions.
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