ERIC Number: ED081950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-26
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The Relationship of Migrant Workers' Attitudes and Behavior to their Work Environment. Final Report.
Harper, Dean H.
A survey of the attitudes of migrant farm workers in two upstate New York farm camps revealed that while about two-thirds of them enjoyed farm work, about one-half of them felt that the farm worker had no chance in life and about 60% aspired to earn less than $1000 for the summer's work. In structured, systematic interviews, workers professed few complaints about farm work, but the open-ended and more intensive interviewing of a few workers revealed that exploitation characterizes nearly every aspect of the farm worker's life. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Behavior, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Migrant Workers, Occupational Aspiration, Underemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Work Experience
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY. Dept. of Sociology.