Mexican Immigrants in the Labor Market: The Strength of by Maria Luisa Amado

By Maria Luisa Amado

Amado examines the activity looking suggestions of modern Mexican immigrants in Atlanta. She explores the assets to be had to task seekers inside of and out of doors their immigrant networks and the function of kinship in the course of migration and payment. powerful ties are basic assets of aid and task info for brand spanking new arrivals. Ties of kinship and paisanaje are potent paintings hyperlinks between male staff occupied with dense occupational networks of fellow immigrants. this is often very true between casual employees in industries that depend on ample migrant hard work. ladies are much less prone to take advantage of those connections because of hard work marketplace and community segregation alongside gender traces.

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And Atlanta, including relatives, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances at the time arrival, as well as relationships developed in the receiving society. Type and amount of assistance provided by members of the respondent’s personal networks upon arrival in Atlanta, including money, shelter, transportation, and employment information and referral. Job seeking strategies, both formal and informal. Employment outcomes, including type of employment, salary and benefits, status, schedule, stability, mobility ladders, and job satisfaction.

To be working or looking for a job in Atlanta. Most interviews took place at La Misión. My observations at this site suggested that immigrants who came to this place represented a “microcosm” of the population I intended to study. Not only were they representative of the lower strata within the local immigrant community, but also most were recent immigrants with an average of five years of residence in Atlanta. Within my first two weeks of intensive field research at La Misión, I was able to corroborate the information provided by the center’s staff concerning the national and occupational diversity of the population catered by this organization.

Although her focus is mainly cross-national, Boyd draws on the case of Mexican immigrants to illustrate her argument. S. are based on the institutionalization of migration through social networks (Boyd 1989: 645). Programs such as the United States-Mexico Bracero Accord (1942-1964) were designed to promote migration as a temporary, onetime event. , despite the passage of various anti-immigration laws (Boyd 1989: 647). S. Her concern is the relative importance of ethnic networks in the economic incorporation of Mexican newcomers.

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