The Intersection of Work and Gender

Cecilia Menjívar

in Gender and U.S. Immigration

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520225619
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929869 | DOI:
The Intersection of Work and Gender

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This chapter studies the effects of immigration on gender relations among women from Central America. It is focused on the experiences of these women in relation to the situations of immigrant men. The chapter provides an assessment of how immigration affects their gendered perceptions of work. An examination of the differential effect of U.S. employment for Central American women and men and how it affects the perceptions of work of these immigrants is provided. The chapter concludes that there are important social processes of employment in the United States which change gender relations between men and women.

Keywords: effects of immigration; gender relations; Central America; gendered perceptions; work; U.S. employment; social processes

Chapter.  13016 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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