ERIC Number: ED219209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Public Policy and the Migrant Child. A Symposium Conference Report and Papers.
National Organization for Migrant Children, Inc., New York, NY.
The report includes a conference summary, introductory remarks, keynote address, four conference papers and comments on each, and summary of major policy issues. The keynote address reviews policies and practices affecting migrant children, the roots of the migratory farm labor system, impact of migrancy on families; services for migrant children, and accomplishments of the past 15 years. The first paper briefly examines historic and current trends in farm employment in the United States, focusing on the numbers and characteristics of hired farmworkers and migratory labor; factors affecting the farm labor force size and composition; the likelihood of the 1970s farm employment trends continuing into the 1980s; and policy and program implications for workers and farm operators, focusing on black migrants, the second paper looks at family characteristics that influence child-rearing, movement and stimulus change, speech, and the child's education, health and nutritional needs. Focusing on Hispanic migrants, the next paper discusses entitlement, child labor, migrants and crime, the national news media and problems of migrant children, and impact of immigration on U.S.-Mexican relations. The last paper reviews the historical approaches to agricultural labor, past strategies, and alternative strategies. Major policy issues (migrant farm labor, child labor, immigration, rural development, research and development, child and family support systems, self-determination for farmworkers) are summarized. (NQA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Agricultural Trends, Blacks, Child Labor, Conferences, Crime, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Family Characteristics, Health Needs, Hispanic Americans, Illegal Immigrants, Immigrants, International Relations, Labor Force, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Needs Assessment, News Media, Rural Development, Self Determination
National Organization for Migrant Children, 310 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization for Migrant Children, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Undocumented Workers
Note: Papers presented at the Symposium on Public Policy and the Migrant Child (New Brunswick, NJ, October 17-19, 1980).