ERIC Number: ED339583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Migrant Farmworkers in New York State.
Chi, Peter S. K.; And Others
This monograph represents a collection of reports generated by a state-wide collaborative research project begun in 1982. The reports, based on information collected by a literature review and two surveys of representative samples of migrant workers in New York State, systematically analyze relationships between migrant workers' health conditions, general well-being, family life and their labor force productivity. The first section researches the background by reviewing the literature on migrant farmworkers and describing the sampling procedures. The second section, Health Status and Lifestyles, contains "Variation in Subjective Well-Being Among Black Migrant Farmworkers in New York State" and "Drinking, Farm and Camp Life: A Study of Drinking Behavior in Migrant Camps in New York State." The third section, Medical Utilization Patterns, includes "Medical Utilization Patterns of Migrant Farmworkers in Wayne County, New York" and "Health Characteristics and Utilization of Public Sector Health Facilities among Migrant Farmworkers in Orange County, New York." The fourth section, Housing Conditions and Economic Opportunities, includes four reports: (1) "A Tale of Two Homes: A Study of Housing Conditions of Migrant Farmworkers"; (2) "Migrant Farmworker Earnings: A Human Capital Approach"; (3) "Economic Rewards for Migrant Farmworkers"; (4) "The Economic Returns from Investment in Physical and Mental Health: A Case Study of Migrant Farmworkers in Rural New York"; and (5) "The Poverty Status of Migrant Farmworkers." (LP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Drinking, Economic Opportunities, Economic Status, Health Conditions, Health Education, Life Style, Literature Reviews, Mental Health, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Housing, Migrant Workers, Poverty, Quality of Life, Research Methodology, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, NY.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Some papers were presented at the National Conference on Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (Buffalo, NY, April 29-May 2, 1991). Several papers have been submitted to or published in professional journals.