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ERIC Number: ED080219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 119
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Cultural and Economic Mediation Among Spanish Speaking Migrant Farm Workers in Dade County, Florida.
Ferster, Lucian Edward
Based on the study "Migrant Children in Florida", this paper discusses the Spanish speaking farm workers who migrate to Dade County yearly to harvest the tomato and fresh vegetable crops. During the fall of 1969 and the spring of 1970, questionnaires were given to a random sample of 9,065 adult migrant workers in Florida counties with significant migrant activity. In Dade County, 643 Spanish speaking workers were interviewed along with supervisors and officials of state and local agricultural and migrant agencies. This paper divides the general agricultural scene in Dade County into 3 groups: (1) migrant workers, (2) growers and farmers, and (3) supervisors or intermediaties between the growers and migrant workers. Some differences between Puerto Rican and Mexican American migrants are pointed out and analyzed. An overall picture of local agriculture from the growers' and farmers' viewpoint is given. Major ideas are (1) Puerto Rican migrants are numerically fading from south Dade's agricultural scene and (2) patron-client relationships are markedly absent among migrant workers and work supervisors. (NQ)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida