ERIC Number: ED071824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Federal Programs to Improve the Living Conditions of Migrant and Other Seasonal Farmworkers. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Federal programs, designed to improve the living conditions of migrant and other seasonal farmworkers in 6 agricultural areas in California, Florida, Michigan, New York, Texas, and Washington, were assessed by the General Accounting Office. In fiscal years 1966-70, the government provided about $400 million in grants and loans to assist these people. In fiscal year 1971, $123.3 million was provided, primarily for manpower service, elementary and secondary education, housing assistance, health services, and child day care. In 1971, fieldwork was conducted in the Washington, D. C. headquarters of the Federal agencies responsible for aiding migrant and other seasonal farmworkers and in the 6 agricultural areas, which included the migrants' home-base areas and segments of the interstate and intrastate migrant streams. It was concluded that (1) administrators need to improve the operations of the programs to effectively aid migrant and seasonal farmworkers, (2) much more needs to be accomplished if this occupational group is to become socially and economically self-sufficient, and (3) directed goals are needed to guide these programs. Recommendations included that long term plans to counteract the effects of technological advances in agriculture that displace this occupational group should be developed and that training for nonagricultural employment through manpower programs should be provided. (FF)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Day Care, Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Health, Housing, Labor Needs, Living Standards, Migrant Workers, Reports, Seasonal Laborers
U. S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20548 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.