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dc.contributor.advisorBarraclough, Laura R., 1978-
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Kathleen
dc.descriptioniv, 41 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is a paper that seeks to look at the lives of Mexican immigrant farm worker and day laborers. Farmworkers are those people who pick fresh fruits and vegetables for consumption. Day laborers are people who stand on street comers in the early morning looking to find employment for the day, mainly in construction. Both of these groups exist in the low wage low benefit sector of our economy. I am going to take a close look at the larger structures that shape these immigrants lives. I am going to look at such areas as health and safety, minimum wage, and housing. These two groups, I conclude, live parallel lives, working in different parts of the country doing different jobs but experiencing many of the same things. I also give recommendations about what the government and other agencies can do to help improve the living and working conditions for day laborers and fannworkers.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleParallel Lives: A Study of Farmworkers and Day Laborersen_US
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