Migrant farmworker earnings

A human capital approach

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Abstract

Migrant farmworkers are essential to the supply of low-cost agricultural produce. However, employment earnings of this vital labor force are approximately equal to the federal poverty income. This study examines the role of health capital investments in enhancing farmworker productivity and employment earnings. Health capital investments are found to have a larger marginal effect on earnings than other forms of human capital investments, such as education or experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalThe Review of Black Political Economy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Migrant farmworker earnings : A human capital approach. / White-Means, Shelley.

In: The Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.03.1987, p. 21-33.

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