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Working Across Borders: Global Restructuring and Women’s Work

Utah Law Review, Vol. 1, 2001

73 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2010  

Donna E. Young

Albany Law School

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

In this article Young examines the legal regulation of labor mobility, particularly the mobility of women workers from developing countries to Canada and the United States. Of particular importance is the employment relationship between domestic/home workers and their employers.

In the era of globalization, domestic, regional and international laws and policies interact to make available to Western employers an easily exploitable supply of laborers from the large pool of Third World women. The legal regime regulating domestic work in Canada and the United State sustains a gendered and racial division of labor and preserves the dichotomy between productive and reproductive activities, thereby maintaining rather than ameliorating women's subordinate status in the workforce.

Keywords: globalization, Third World women, labor mobility

Suggested Citation

Young, Donna E., Working Across Borders: Global Restructuring and Women’s Work (2001). Utah Law Review, Vol. 1, 2001 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1573795

Donna E. Young (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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