ERIC Number: ED050858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Research Project: Annual Report 1970.
Manpower Evaluation and Development Inst., Washington, DC.
Objectives of the Migrant Research Project, a pilot study funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, were to obtain needed data about the migrant worker population and to develop instruments and research techniques for future studies. Thus, interviews were conducted with over 13,000 migrant families (representing almost 80,000 individuals) and with growers or company representatives, crew leaders, and welfare directors. Additionally, data-gathering instruments were developed and used to obtain information for use by migrant-assistance agencies. Results are included in the 1970 annual report in terms of demographic characteristics of migrants, recent work experience, experience with social agencies, the impact of mechanization, the existing food stamp plan, the proposed Family Assistance Plan, and special studies and action programs. Based upon the 2-year study, the project report also offers conclusions and recommendations about several spheres of activity, including establishment of procedures which will allow public-assistance agencies (1) to meet more equitably the needs of their migrant clientele and (2) to formulate plans to meet the needs of migrant and seasonal workers who will soon be displaced from employment by mechanization. Graphs, tables, and photographs are included. (The 1969 annual report is ED 043 443.) (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Evaluation and Development Inst., Washington, DC.