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Author Waldinger, Roger David.
Title How the other half works : immigration and the social organization of labor / Roger Waldinger and Michael I. Lichter.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2003.

Author Waldinger, Roger David.
Subject Foreign workers -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Unskilled labor -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Immigrants -- Social networks -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Employer attitude surveys -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Alt Name Lichter, Michael Ira, 1960-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 285 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-276) and index.
Summary How the other half works solves the riddle of America's contemporary immigration puzzle: why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that today's economy seems to demand. Waldinger and Lichter isolate the key factors that explain the presence of unskilled immigrants in our midst. Focusing on Los Angeles, the capital of today's immigrant America, this hard-hitting book elucidates the other side of the new economy, showing that hiring is finding not so much "one's own kind" but rather the "right kind" to fit the demeaning, but indispensable, jobs many American workers disdain.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; PART ONE: How the Other Half Works; PART TWO: The Social Organization of Labor; PART THREE: From Market to Work; PART FOUR: Prejudice, Preferences, and Conflict; PART FIVE: Ethnicity at Work; Appendix: The Local Context; Notes; Index.
ISBN 9780520936171 (electronic bk.)
0520936175 (electronic bk.)
0585466181 (electronic bk.)
9780585466187 (electronic bk.)
9780520229808 (Cloth ; alk. paper)
0520229800 (Cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520231627 (Paper ; alk. paper)
0520231627 (Paper ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 52843616
Additional Format Print version: Waldinger, Roger David. How the other half works. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2003 0520229800 (DLC) 2002007571 (OCoLC)49821001

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