The Intersection of Work and Gender

  title={The Intersection of Work and Gender},
  author={Cecilia Menj{\'i}var},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={601 - 627}
  • C. Menjívar
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
This article examines the intersection of U.S. employment and gender relations in the family lives of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrant women and how immigration experiences affect gendered perceptions of work. It is based on intensive interviews with 26 Salvadoran women in San Francisco and 25 Guatemalan-ladinas and indigenous women in Los Angeles, complemented with ethnographic observations. The study shows that immigration affects gender relations, sometimes transforming and other times… 
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