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ERIC Number: ED026167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 97
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An Analysis of the Mexican American Migrant Labor Force in the Stockbridge Area.
Rodriguez-Cano, Felipe
A descriptive and exploratory study designed to determine demographic and behavioral characteristics of Spanish-speaking migrant workers was conducted in the Stockbridge, Michigan, area. Economic, social, and demographic characteristics (such as age, educational level, income, and family size) and behavioral patterns (such as recruitment and decision-making processes, work experience satisfactions, and aspirations) were analyzed by means of interviews and questionnaires. It was found that this group was relatively young, had a low level of education and income, had an average family size of 3.6 children, was of Mexican descent, and was born in Texas. It was also found that the Mexican American workers had little non-farm experience, were satisfied with farm labor, aspired for better jobs and more education for their children, and had a feeling of alienation. The older workers appeared more satisfied, and the younger workers had higher aspirations. Questionnaires utilized in the study are contained in the appendix. (SW)
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Identifiers: Michigan
Note: Master's Thesis submitted to Michigan State Univ., Department of Sociology, 1966.