This paper analyzes the involvement of Mexican women in the formal and informal self-employment sector in a large metropolitan area of Arizona. Qualitative research is used to explore factors that impact self-employment activities of Mexican immigrant women in light of Arizona's emerging policies aimed at controlling immigration. These policies seek to make it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to access employment opportunities. Women's testimonials highlight the "headaches" caused by participating in the labor market amid growing restrictions, as well as the creative, hybrid forms of self-employment that combine both formal and informal markets and practices.
|Translated title of the contribution||"A headache every day since the new law": Mexican women in the hair salon business and anti-immigrant policies in Arizona|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - 2014|
- Beauty salons
- Immigration policies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development