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Turnover in U.S. Agricultural Labor Markets

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  • Lien H. Tran
  • Jeffrey M. Perloff

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Agricultural workers move in and out of agriculture frequently. Migration between types of jobs takes relatively little time. Legal female workers tend to stay out of the U.S. labor market longer once they stop being employed and their access to jobs outside of agriculture is more limited than that of their male counterparts. Predictions made when the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed that granting people amnesty would induce most of them to leave agriculture were incorrect. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 84 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 427-437

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:84:y:2002:i:2:p:427-437

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  1. Iwai, Nobuyuki & Emerson, Robert D. & Walters, Lurleen M., 2006. "Farm Employment Transitions: A Markov Chain Analysis with Self-Selectivity," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21353, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Sunding, David L. & Zwane, Alix Peterson, 2004. "Local Public Goods And Ethnic Diversity: Evidence From The Immigration Reform And Control Act," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20356, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Sampaio, Breno Ramos & Sampaio, Gustavo Ramos & Sampaio, Yony, 2012. "On Estimating The Effects of Legalization: Do Agricultural Workers Really Benefit?," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126858, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Zhang, Xinxin & Van der Sluis, Evert, 2006. "U.S. Agricultural Labor Out-migration Determinants, 1939-2004," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21412, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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