ERIC Number: EJ541715
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Weekly Earnings for Hired Farmworkers Decrease, and Education Levels Show Little Improvement.
Runyan, Jack L.; Whitener, Leslie A.
Rural Conditions and Trends, v7 n3 p45-49,71 1996
In 1995, an average 832,000 persons aged 15 and over did hired farmwork each week, receiving median weekly earnings of $260 (compared to $440 for all U.S. workers). The large number of foreign (mostly Mexican) farmworkers contributed to low educational levels. California accounted for 25% of U.S. farm labor expenses, followed by Florida and Texas. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Journal Articles
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Note: Theme issue: "Socioeconomic Conditions."