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ERIC Number: ED002646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
Pages: 8
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CHILD LABOR STANDARDS AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAWS AS THEY RELATE TO RURAL YOUTH.
AMOS, WILLIAM E.
FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION ON CHILD LABOR STANDARDS AND SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ARE DISCUSSED. OFTEN THESE LAWS DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATIONAL NEEDS BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS. DATA ARE PRESENTED ON THE DEGREE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND ON THE CAUSE OF YOUTH ENEMPLOYMENT. RURAL YOUTH, BOTH IN THEIR ORIGINAL HOMES AND IN THE CITIES TO WHICH THEY MIGRATE AS THEY MOVE OUT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSTITUTE AN EXCESSIVE PROPORTION BOTH OF UNDEREMPLOYED AND UNDEREDUCATED YOUTH. RECENT AND PENDING CHANGES IN THE CHILD LABOR LAWS ARE DISCUSSED. ONE RECENT CHANGE IS THE MIGRANT HEALTH ACT WHICH WILL ALLEVIATE THE IMMEDIATE AND CRITICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. SEVERAL BILLS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE 88TH CONGRESS. ONE BILL IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE STATES WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN. A SECOND IS DESIGNED TO ESTABLISH DAY-CARE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRATORY FARM WORKERS, AND WOULD AUTHORIZE $750,000 FOR MATCHING GRANTS TO STATES TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE DAY-CARE CENTERS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN. A THIRD IS DESIGNED TO REGULATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN IN AGRICULTURE. THIS MEASURE WOULD CLOSE THE GAP EXISTING UNDER FEDERAL LAWS WHICH DO NOT REGULATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IS SESSION.
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA