Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy

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This report first explains why the nexus between farm labor shortages and
immigration policy has again arisen. It next examines the composition of the seasonal agricultural labor force and presents the arguments of grower and farmworker advocates concerning its adequacy relative to employer demand. The report closes with an analysis of the trends in (un)employment, time worked and wages of legal and illegal farmworkers to determine if they are consistent with the existence of a nationwide shortage of domestically available farmworkers.

Creator(s): Levine, Linda
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 6, 2001
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Levine, Linda

Specialist in Labor Economics

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 6, 2001
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United States
Description:

This report first explains why the nexus between farm labor shortages and
immigration policy has again arisen. It next examines the composition of the seasonal agricultural labor force and presents the arguments of grower and farmworker advocates concerning its adequacy relative to employer demand. The report closes with an analysis of the trends in (un)employment, time worked and wages of legal and illegal farmworkers to determine if they are consistent with the existence of a nationwide shortage of domestically available farmworkers.

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20 Pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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