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Importing Poverty?Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America$
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Philip Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300139174

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300139174.001.0001

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Regularize and Rationalize Farm Labor

Regularize and Rationalize Farm Labor

(p.172) Chapter 10 Regularize and Rationalize Farm Labor
Importing Poverty?

Philip Martin

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on immigration and agriculture, assessing the proposal endorsed by worker advocates and farm employers—AgJOBS. It also outlines a strategy to regularize farmwork and rationalize the labor market to achieve the goals of providing rural America with a legal workforce and ensure that the number of farm jobs and the problems associated with them decrease over time.

Keywords:   immigration, agriculture, farm employers, AgJOBS, rural America, workforce, farmwork, labor market

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