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ERIC Number: ED020028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul
Pages: 85
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA.
TINNEY, MILTON W.
A STUDY OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE 5 SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA COUNTIES OF GREER, HARMON, JACKSON, KIOWA, AND TILLMAN WAS CONDUCTED IN 1964 BY THE OKLAHOMA STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. APPROXIMATELY 15,000 AGRICULTURAL MIGRANTS COME INTO THE AREA EACH YEAR. THE SURVEY FOUND THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE PREDOMINATELY SPANISH-SPEAKING FROM TEXAS, EARNED LESS THAN $1,000 PER FAMILY PER YEAR, HAD A MEDIAN AGE OF 13.7 YEARS, AND EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN SPECIAL TRAINING. OF THE AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS SURVEYED, 80 PERCENT EMPLOYED MIGRATORY LABOR DESPITE INCREASED MECHANIZATION. MOST GROWERS DEPENDED UPON THE COTTON GINS TO FURNISH HOUSING FOR WORKERS. LITTLE CORRELATION WAS FOUND BETWEEN AGES OF MIGRANT CHILDREN AND GRADES IN SCHOOL, DUE TO FAMILY MOVEMENTS AND VARYING SCHOOL VACATION PRACTICES. VERY FEW HEALTH SERVICES WERE AVAILABLE TO MIGRANTS SURVEYED AND MOST WELFARE PROGRAMS HAD RESIDENCE STIPULATIONS. THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE INDICATED THAT GROWERS AND GINNERS EXPECTED A DECLINE IN THE NEED FOR MIGRANT LABOR, THUS NECESSITATING CHANGES IN METHODS OF LIVELIHOOD ON THE PART OF MOST MIGRANTS. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Oklahoma; TEXAS