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ERIC Number: ED002644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-May
Pages: 20
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PROBLEMS OF MIGRANT LABOR.
WALLS, FOREST
PRESENT MIGRANT LABOR PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN PROPOSED ARE PRESENTED. THE FIRST PROBLEM AREA IS PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN. THIS IS HINDERED BY THE PROBLEM OF SECURING COMPLIANCE WITH MINIMUM EDUCATION LAWS AND BY LAWS PROHIBITING EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOURS. A SECOND PROBLEM AREA IS THAT OF CHILD LABOR. MOST LAWS PROHIBIT CHILD LABOR, EXCEPT FOR FARM WORK, WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. SOME STATES PROVIDE CHILD DAY-CARE CENTERS IN THE MIGRANT CAMPS TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM OF YOUNG CHILDREN WORKING IN THE FIELDS. STATE AND COMMUNITY FUNDS ARE USED. THE THIRD PROBLEM AREA IS THAT OF HEALTH WHICH INCLUDES POOR HOUSING AND THE INABILITY TO MAINTAIN SANITARY CONDITIONS. LOW INTEREST LOANS TO CAMP OPERATORS, GREATER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF CHURCH AND CIVIC COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING HOUSING PROBLEMS. A FOURTH PROBLEM AREA IS THAT OF RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. RESIDENTS OF ONE STATE ARE PREVENTED FROM MOVING INTO A STATE OFFERING BETTER ASSISTANCE. OTHER PROBLEM AREAS INCLUDE DAY CARE CENTERS, TRANSPORTATION, HEALTH SERVICES, HEALTH EDUCATION, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, AND WORKMEN'SCOMPENSATION.
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislative Council, Olympia.
Identifiers: Washington (Olympia)