ERIC Number: ED093543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Plight of Unemployed Single Farm Workers: The Response of the University to a Social Problem Through In-culture Research. Research Monograph No. 14.
St. John, Edward
Between May 1969 and October 1973, the University of California, Davis, was involved in a series of research and service projects designed to better the condition of single-male farmworkers in Stockton and Sacramento. These communities, known locally as skid row, were destroyed as a result of urban renewal. The projects were separated into 2 phases: 1) the development of service and research methods in the Sacramento Skid Row community, and 2) the application of these methods to the Stockton Skid Row community. In Phase I, university efforts focused on employment and training opportunities, community development, service projects, and in-culture research. Project developments during Phase II were: in-culture research, community development, services needed for survival, and casual labor market assessment. The in-culture research method operates on the philosophy that the persons who participate in a culture or subculture are a valuable information source on their needs and lifestyles. A research team from within the group collected data by a questionnaire composed of questions from the group and interviews. This monograph emphasizes the process in which the single-men projects were developed, briefly describing the projects and discussing research results and implications of the process for future researchers. Findings indicate that members of the single-male subculture can be organized into self-help groups and that the in-culture research approach works. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Sacramento); California (Stockton)