ERIC Number: ED471487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
What Federal Statistics Reveal about Migrant Farmworkers: A Summary for Education. ERIC Digest.
Huang, Gary G.
To help educators quickly grasp demographic information and social and economic issues facing migrant farmworkers, this digest summarizes several recent federal reports. These reports are the National Agricultural Workers Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1997-98; Current Population Survey data, from the Census Bureau; and the Farm Labor Survey, conducted four times a year by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This digest covers the immigration status, ethnicity, age, gender, and marital status of migrant farmworkers, and whether they lived with their families; number of weeks of employment during the year, hourly wages, annual income, and poverty status; employee benefits and use of health and social services; native language, educational attainment, and illiteracy rate; and extent of child labor, minors' wages, and impact of youth labor on education. (SV)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Demography, Educational Attainment, Employment, Income, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Poverty
ERIC/CRESS, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ael.org/eric/digests/edorc02-9.pdf.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.