Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy

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This report first explains the connection made over the past several years
between farm labor and immigration policies. 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 employment, unemployment, time
worked and wages of authorized and unauthorized farmworkers to determine whether they are consistent with the existence of a nationwide shortage of domestically
available farmworkers.

Creator(s): Levine, Linda
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 9, 2004
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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: February 9, 2004
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United States
Description:

This report first explains the connection made over the past several years
between farm labor and immigration policies. 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 employment, unemployment, time
worked and wages of authorized and unauthorized farmworkers to determine whether 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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