Farm Labor and Public Policy

Jones, E. Walton
March 1968
Monthly Labor Review;Mar68, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
Discusses the changing status of farm labor in the Southern U.S. Continuation of low returns to farm labor; Migration of labor to rural nonfarm employment and to the cities; Failure of the farm labor policy of the U.S. to control the movement of people from farms in search of better employment opportunities.


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