ERIC Number: ED054905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Labor Problems in the 1970's. Staff Report to the Colorado General Assembly.
Colorado State General Assembly, Denver. Legislative Council.
Updating the findings reported in Colorado Legislative Publication No. 72, "Migratory Labor in Colorado," published in December of 1962, this 1970 staff report describes existing economic conditions of both growers and seasonal farm workers, governmental and private services available to the migrants, and some of the major migrant issues of the early 1970's. Sociocultural conditions of the migrants are also examined: the strength and disadvantagement of the migrant worker and family (4pp. of testimony presented by a psychiatrist at Harvard University); ethnic origin and languages spoken; health problems; inadequate education; the power of crew leaders and instances of its abuse; substandard housing; and major health hazards. Various programs (day-care centers, adult and child education, health and legal services, etc.) provided by public and private agencies directly concerned with meeting the needs of migrants, along with supportive Federal legislation, are discussed; however, it is noted that "in spite of these various programs and services, the seasonal farm laborers, by and large, still suffer from low wages, substandard housing, poor education and lack of adequate health services." No recommendations are offered in the report. (BO)
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Life, Farmers, Federal Programs, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Housing, Migrant Problems, Migrant Welfare Services, Migrants, Migration Patterns, Poverty, Reports, Seasonal Laborers, Socioeconomic Status, State Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State General Assembly, Denver. Legislative Council.