ERIC Number: ED039342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Mississippi-Iowa Farm Labor Mobility Project. Final Report.
Jakubauskas, Edward B.; Palomba, Neil A.
Relocation of workers from areas of severe labor surplus to areas of labor shortage can yield a high investment to public manpower funds and will assist in meeting employer manpower needs. A mobility program such as the Iowa-Mississippi project must be selective for potential workers and employers. Relocatees must not be chosen from the hard core disadvantaged but from those with a value structure close to that of the middle class in rural Iowa, and employers with high turnover rates ought to be excluded from the program. The optimum number of persons that can be moved each year is about 25 families. Iowa farmers have shown receptivity in considering the hiring of Mississippi blacks. Successful families have generally been those with stable marital and family relationships and have possessed a mature approach to work. The project has offered hope of social and economic improvement to a small number of Delta families and the experience to date indicates that continuation of the project would provide benefits to workers, employers, and society as a whole. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.
Identifiers: Iowa; Mississippi