ERIC Number: ED119924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Households Eligible for a National Farmworker Program Under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973.
Rowe, Gene; Smith, Leslie Whitener
The report contains data pertaining to the number and distribution of U.S. farm wageworkers and their dependents who were eligible in 1973 for the national farmworker program under the 1973 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act's (CETA) Title III, Section 303 (a). Information is given by migratory status, ethnic group, earning, and region. Data were obtained from the annual Hired Farm Working Force Survey conducted for the Economic Research Service by the Bureau of the Census as a supplementary part of its regular Current Population Survey made in December 1973. In 1973, there were 169,000 farm wageworkers eligible for the CETA program. These workers, representing 6 percent of the total 2.7 million farm wageworkers, resided in 122,000 households (1.4 farmworkers per household). Farmworkers had 191,000 persons under 18 years of age in their households (1.6 per household) also eligible for the program. Approximately 14,000 eligible farmworkers lived in migratory households and 155,000 lived in nonmigratory households. Forty-seven percent of the eligible farmworkers were white, 17 percent Spanish American, and 36 percent black and other. Eighty-nine percent of the eligible farmworkers lived in households where the combined annual earnings of members were less than $5,000. Most of these were located in the South--109,000 or 72 percent. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act