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ERIC Number: ED065228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 28
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Migrant Farm Workers in Northwestern Ohio.
Howell, James D.; And Others
Insight into both the employee and employer aspects of the Mexican American migrant farm workers was the basis for this study. The objectives were (1) to collect sociological profile data; (2) to determine and analyze the wage earnings and fringe benefits of these migrants; (3) to secure migrant opinion about housing and employment; (4) to analyze the educational progress of migrant children; and (5) to determine growers' views about the role of migrant laborers in the community and in the grower's farming operation. The data, collected through personal interviews with 69 migrant workers and their 29 employers, indicated that migrant interviewees did not consider themselves to be in poverty and were reasonably well satisfied with the earnings, housing, fringe benefits, working conditions, and government services available to them in Ohio. Also, while migrant children have received considerably more education than their parents, more than 50% of those in school were more than 1 year behind their grade level. In interviews, growers admitted that if wage rates increase significantly above current levels, there will likely be increased mechanical harvesting and a considerable decrease in migrant employment. (HBC)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio