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Kids at Work: Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles

Emir Estrada


Kids at Work is the first book to look at the participation of child street vendors in the United States. The children portrayed in this book are the children of undocumented Latinx immigrants who are relegated to street vending because they lack opportunities to work in the formal sector of the economy. On the streets of Los Angeles, California, the children help their parents prepare and sell ethnic food from México and Central America, such as pozole, pupusas, tamales, champurrado, tacos, and tejuino. Shedding light on the experiences of children in this occupation highlights the complexiti ... More

Keywords: intergenerational family dynamics, children and work, gender and migration, intersectionality, ethnic economy, street vending, informal economy, Latinx sociology, family work relations, childhood and migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479811519
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479811519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emir Estrada, author
Arizona State University