By Terry-Ann Jones
Jones reveals that the reviews and socioeconomic development of immigrants are principally depending on their contexts of reception. She bases her findings on her research of Jamaican immigrants in Miami-Fort Lauderdale (South Florida) and Toronto (Canada). Of specific relevance are the racial and ethnic compositions of the 2 components, their hard work markets, and the immigration rules of the 2 nations. She compares the socioeconomic prestige of Jamaican immigrants in those parts, utilizing schooling, profession, and source of revenue because the major symptoms. Jamaicans in South Florida fare larger in all 3 signs than they do in Toronto. a first-rate explanation for this can be the presence of a giant native-born blacks inhabitants within the united states, making a community for the Jamaicans.
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S. 22 The segmented or dual labor market theory claims that migration is not caused by problems or push factors in the sending country, but by pull factors or the demand for migrant labor in the receiving country (Massey et al. 1998:28; Weeks 2002:262). According to this perspective, migration is caused by the international division of labor (Pastor 1985:401) and the incessant demand for low-cost foreign workers that is characteristic of developed economies. The dual labor market refers to the division in the labor market that causes some occupations to be characterized and stereotyped as jobs for immigrants.
Included in the umbrella expression of structure are the immigration policies and governmental bodies that accommodate or restrict migration. These are compared at the state level for the United States and Canada. The labor markets and local economies of the Greater Miami area and Greater Toronto Area are also compared, as are the national policies that are likely to affect Jamaicans in the labor market, such as affirmative action in the United Theoretical Framework 27 States and employment equity in Canada.
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Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada: Race, Transnationalism, and Social Capital (The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society) by Terry-Ann Jones