ERIC Number: ED113105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: N/A
Earnings of Migratory Farm Workers in Wayne County, New York: 1968. Monograph Number 1.
Bryce, Herrington J.
The hourly wages of migrants in Wayne County, New York in 1968 were higher than state or Federal legal requirements. However, for many migrant workers, the irregularity of migrant employment made it less profitable over the harvest than a steady job at the lower legal rates. Moreover, a person who could be employed at a steady job as a nonagricultural laborer in Florida (the home state of many Wayne migrants) would be better off doing so than coming to Wayne as a migrant. This was true because his potential hourly wages, regularity of employment, and, consequently, total earnings were likely to be less in Wayne. This report provides information on the income migrants earned in Wayne County, New York in 1968. A discussion of some of the easily committed errors in the measurement and interpretation of the earnings of these workers is also provided. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York