ERIC Number: ED111571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Income of Farm Wageworker Households in 1971. Agricultural Economic Report No. 251.
Rowe, Gene A.; Smith, Leslie Whitener
Information on the size, composition, and family income of farm wageworker households (any household with at least 1 person 14 years of age or over who performed farm wagework at any time during the year, even if for only 1 day) in 1971 is presented. Households were classified as: (1) regular--households with at least 1 member who performed 150 days or more of farm wagework during the year; (2) seasonal--households with at least 1 member who performed less than 150 days of farm wagework during the year; and (3) migratory--households with at least 1 member who traveled across county lines and stayed away from home at least overnight to perform farmwork for cash wages. Data were obtained by the Bureau of the Census as a supplementary part of the regular Current Population Survey conducted in December 1971. The relative well-being among the 3 classes of farm wageworker households is based on a comparison of family income and number of household members. The proportion of households with dependent children was also considered. The household's relative dependence on agriculture for members' employment and income is shown by indicating the household relationship of the person (head, wife, dependent, or other person over 18) employed in farmwork and the duration of his or her employment at farmwork and the income earned. (NQ)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.