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Authors: Thilmany, Dawn D.
Keywords: farm labor
Washington agriculture
worker turnover
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: The Washington State farm labor market is a pivotal point in the western migrant stream. Farm employers argue that the seasonal labor market has tightened as a result of changes in immigration policy and economic conditions, even as they increase acreage of labor-intensive crops and the demand for labor. Yet, one could argue that a sufficient labor supply is available if workers are offered competitive wages and sufficient hours. To address some of these questions and issues, this study explores whether employer-specific factors (commodity, region, size, and management practices) influence worker turnover and the ability of employers to attract return workers.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2001
Total Pages: 15
Language: English
From Page: 1
To Page: 15
Collections:Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2001

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