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On the road for work : migratory workers on the east coast of the United States

Author: G Lycklama à Nijeholt
Publisher: Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Pub., ©1980.
Series: Series on the development of societies, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Migratory farm workers provide the extra hands that are so badly needed during the planting and harvest season in the United States. It fails to interrelate the diverse economic factors affecting the  Read more...

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Lycklama à Nijeholt, G. (Geertje).
On the road for work.
Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Pub., ©1980
(OCoLC)654597920
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Lycklama à Nijeholt
ISBN: 089838043X 9780898380439
OCLC Number: 6087203
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Plight of the Migratory Farm Worker.- 1. The Unknown Rural Poor.- 2. Problems in Migratory Life.- 3. Migratory Farm Workers, Migrants, and Migration Theory.- 2. Migratory Farm Workers: Their History and Socioeconomic Context.- 1. The Agricultural Revolution.- 2. Exclusion of Farm Workers from Social Legislation.- 3. Foreign Farm Workers in the United States.- 3.1. Importing and Exploiting Ethnic Groups in Farm Labor: 1776 through the Depression.- 3.2. Regulating Farm Labor: World War II and Thereafter.- 4. The East Coast Stream of Migratory Farm Workers.- 4.1. Migratory Patterns in the United States.- 4.2. Development of the East Coast Stream.- 4.3. The People Involved.- 4.4. Operation of the Migratory System.- 4.5. Work in the Fields.- 4.6. Life "on the Season".- 3. Unemployment Insurance in Agriculture: Recent Policies and the 1970 Survey.- 1. Why Farm Workers Were Excluded from Unemployment Insurance.- 2. The Changing Political and Social Climate.- 3. Action taken by Congress: Legislation and a Survey.- 4. Aims and Results of the 1970 Survey.- 4. Mobility of the Migratory Farm Worker.- 1. Traveling to Find Work.- 1.1. Migration during the Depression Years.- 1.2. Migratory Workers on the East Coast.- 1.3. Mobility and Worker Characteristics.- 2. The Degree of Mobility in the East Coast Migratory Stream.- 2.1. The Sample.- 2.2. Analysis of the Migratory Patterns.- 3. Worker Characteristics and the Degree of Interstate Mobility.- 4. Mobility Reappraised.- 5. Differences in the Earnings of Migratory Farm Workers.- 1. Diverse Factors Affecting Earnings.- 2. The Earnings Function: Methodology.- 3. The Migratory Farm Worker Model.- 4. The Nonmigratory Farm Worker Model.- 5. Conclusions: Unequal Opportunities in Farm Work.- 6. Migratory and Nonmigratory Farm Workers: A Comparison.- 1. Occupational Opportunities and the Migratory Farm Worker.- 2. Migratory Status and Farm Worker Characteristics.- 2.1. Ethnic Group Membership and Migratory Status.- 2.2. Education, Occupational Skills, and Migratory Status.- 2.3 Social Background and Migratory Status.- 2.4. Age and Migratory Status.- 2.5. Family Characteristics and Migratory Status.- 3. Ethnicity: the Determinant Factor.- 7. Conclusions and Policy Implications.- 1. The Most Significant Findings.- 2. Interpreting the Findings in Terms of Policy Implications.- 2.1. Discrimination in Agriculture.- 2.2. Structural Problems.- 2.3. The Inefficacy of the Policies and Proposals.- 3. The Future of Migratory Farm Work.- Appendix A: Questionnaire.- Appendix B.- Appendix C: Logarithmic Forms of the Earnings Functions.
Series Title: Series on the development of societies, v. 7.
Responsibility: G. Thomas-Lycklama à Nijeholt.

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