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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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Seasonal Worker Mobility

Seasonal Worker Mobility

(p.105) Chapter 6 Seasonal Worker Mobility
Importing Poverty?

Philip Martin

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the mobility of the seasonal farm workforce in California. All seasonal industries have a total workforce that exceeds average employment, but agriculture has among the highest worker-to-job ratios. The chapter discusses the reasons why more farmworkers are employed sometime during the year than there are year-round job slots.

Keywords:   mobility, seasonal farm workforce, California, seasonal industries, agriculture, farmworkers, workforce

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