ERIC Number: ED085142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Chicanos and Rural Poverty. Policy Studies in Employment and Welfare Number 16.
Briggs, Vernon M., Jr.
The text describes the lives and welfare of the Chicanos as affected by development in rural economy; particularly in the Southwest, where they have their highest population concentration. The study does not seek to perpetuate the myth that Chicanos as a group are tied intrinsically to rural sections; most are not. Nonetheless, many still are, and will be for some time. It does investigate their high rate of rural poverty, which has assumed a character that is distinctly different from the plight of other groups and regions. This policy paper is an outgrowth of a Center for the Study of Human Resources project (University of Texas at Austin). Contents include (1) general background; (2) special considerations; (3) rural labor market of the Southwest; (4) labor supply and public policy; (5) effect of general agricultural employment policies; (6) influence of manpower policy and (7) concluding observations. The report observed that there was an obvious need for retraining, welfare reform, and income maintenance programs. (FF)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Mexican Americans, Migrants, Poverty, Retraining, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish Speaking
John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md. 21218 ($1.95)
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