ERIC Number: ED157677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Hired Farm Working Force of 1976.
Smith, Leslie Whitener; Rowe, Gene
The report presents data on demographic, social and economic characteristics of 2.8 million persons 14 years of age and over who did farmwork for cash wages or salary in 1976, and summarizes some of the more pertinent changes in the size, composition, and employment patterns of hired farmworkers. Data, taken from a survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census as a supplementary part of the December 1976 Current Population Survey, include each State and the District of Columbia but not Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories. Tabular data are organized into three areas: characteristics of the 1976 hired farm working force; selected subgroups of hired farmworkers; and changing characteristics of the hired farm working force. Data indicate that: generally, hired farm workers were young (median age 23), white (74%), male (74%), and lived off the farm; approximately 11% were Hispanic, 14% were Black & Others, and 25% were women; during 1976, 24% of the Farm Working Force did only farm labor, 17% did non-farm work for most of the year, and 8% were migrants; the average annual wage for farm workers was $1,625. (EJ)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Agricultural Laborers, Blacks, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Ethnic Groups, Farm Labor, Income, Labor Force, Migrant Workers, Place of Residence, Seasonal Laborers, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Background, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data, Wages, Whites, Worker Days
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print size of original; Related document ED 133 132