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Jazz Glastra's Graduate Defense Seminar

Apr 1, 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm
333 Kottman Hall

Jazz Glastra, MS candidate in Rural Sociology, will present Inequality in Farmworker Wages: Race, Space, and Legal Status as her Graduate Defense Seminar.

While the difficult working conditions, low pay, and poor health of farmworkers are well documented, little is known about economic stratification within the farm labor market. This study examines wage stratification among farmworkers by race/ethnicity, immigrant legal status, and region. In addition, I explore how patterns of inequality between social groups vary across space. I find that black farmworkers suffer from greater than expected wage penalties in the East and Southeast. In addition, the wage penalties for Latinos and undocumented workers are now only significant in three out of six regions. These results challenge findings from previous studies and raise new questions about the relationships between race, legal status, and wages across space.

This seminar will be held in 333 Kottman Hall beginning at 11:00 a.m.