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date: 02 March 2024

Immigrant Labor. 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Caryn E. NeumannCaryn E. Neumann

Gender is central in the lives of immigrants. Men and women do not experience immigration in the same way. Although both suffer difficulties with the transition from one culture to another, immigrant women face sharper tensions than foreign-born men between familial traditions and the need to earn a living in their adopted home. Women, who are typically employed in lower-paying, less secure jobs, bear the primary responsibility for child care. It is likely that many immigrant women do not pursue employment because of the difficulty of finding other means of child care. Immigrant women have less mobility than men and less opportunity to better their lives.... ...

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