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peer-reviewed research article

Changing patterns in California's harvest labor force

authors

Philip L. Martin, University of California
Harmon Kaslow, University of California
Daniel Egan, University of California
Theodor Consignado, University of California
Lindsay Deauville, University of California

publication information

California Agriculture 38(9):6-8. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n09p6. September 1984.

abstract

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Between 1950 and 1980, the average number of farmworkers employed in California agriculture increased 3 percent, from 218,000 to 224,000, while the average employment of farmers and family workers declined 52 percent, from 132,000 to 64,000. Statewide statistics are not always reliable indicators of what has happened to the farm labor market in specific commodities, and the apparent stability of average farmworker employment obscures the dramatic changes that have occurred in particular commodities.

author affiliations

Philip L. Martin is Associate Professor students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis. Harmon Kaslow is students students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis. Danny Egan is students students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis. Ted Consignado is students students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis. Lindsay Deauville is students in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis.