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ERIC Number: ED002492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 81
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MIGRATORY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES.
JORGENSON, JANET M.; AND OTHERS
FIELD STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED IN 1960 IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF TEXAS AND IN IOWA TO AUGMENT INFORMATION ON MIGRATORY WORKERS. FACULTY-STUDENT TEAM FIELD TRIPS FOUND MANY FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN PROVIDING A CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE MIGRANT WORKER. CHILDREN OF THE MIGRANTS ARE NOT GETTING THE EDUCATION THEY NEED TO BREAK OUT OF THE MIGRANT PATTERN. PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE LACKS INCENTIVE BECAUSE OF POOR LIVING CONDITIONS. POVERTY PREVENTS CURATIVE MEDICINE. THE MIGRANT SUFFERS FROM PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION. CONSTANT STRAIN TO EARN A LIVING IS THE MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE PLIGHT OF THE MIGRANT. WAGE INCREASES MIGHT BE DIFFICULT IF FARM ORGANIZATIONS AND GROWERS' ASSOCIATIONS SHOULD OPPOSE LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD INCLUDE FARMERS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR PRACTICES ACT. WAYS TO BETTER THE SITUATION OF THE MIGRANT INCLUDE THE WORK SCHEDULE SYSTEM OF THE ANNUAL WORKERS PLAN, THE WORK OF CHURCH ASSOCIATIONS, AND LEGISLATION. THE PROGRAM IN MUSCATINE, IOWA, ILLUSTRATES HOW COOPERATION BETWEEN INDUSTRY, CHURCH, AND COMMUNITY CAN RESULT IN A COMPARATIVELY SUCCESSFUL MIGRANT COMMUNITY. CROP DIVERSIFICATION COMBINED WITH INDUSTRIAL JOBS WOULD FORM CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIGRANTS. REGIONAL PLANNING CAN CONTRIBUTE TO STABLE COMMUNITIES. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY COMPILED ACCORDING TO GENERAL STUDIES, CIVIL RIGHTS AND LEGAL STATUS, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, HEALTH AND SAFETY, EDUCATION AND CHILD LABOR, ACTIVITIES OF PRIVATE AGENCIES, STATE PROGRAMS, AND NEWSLETTERS AND PERIODICAL BULLETINS IN INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Grinnell Coll., IA.
Identifiers: Iowa (Grinnell)