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University of California, Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ARE 150 Fall 2010 Philip Martin Dist 9/23/10 [email protected] Due 9/30/10 Review Questions 1 Please type or write neatly, and put your discussion section, 4-5 or 5-6, on your answers. Each answer is worth one point. 1. What is a revolving-door labor market, and what is one implication for (1) employers, (2) unions, and (3) public policy? 2. A. What are farmer and worker advocate definitions of the seasonal farm labor problem, and how do these definitions affect their recommended solutions? B. How do definitions of poverty affect recommended solutions? 3. A. What did the ALRA do for farm workers? B. What are four explanations for why the ALRA failed to be a self-help tool for farm workers? 4. A. Explain the 3-S concepts that make California agriculture different from agriculture in other states. B. Explain the 3-C concepts that make the California
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Unformatted text preview: farm labor market unlike most other labor markets. 5. What are farm labor contractors, and what are their economic benefits and costs for (1) employers and (2) workers? 6. Who is a typical seasonal farm worker, and why is seasonality associated with migration and turnover? 7. A. What are the 3-R functions of labor markets. B. How does the farm labor market handle these 3-Rs (explain when hourly and piece rate wage systems are used, and the iron triangle for piece rate workers)? 8. A. Explain the major labor features of the three 19 th century US farming systems? B. How did Jefferson’s agrarian ideology affect US farm labor policy? 9. A. Why was California expected to develop a family farming system in the 1870s? B. Did it—why or why not? 10. A. Who replaced the Chinese as migrant farm workers after 1882, and how were these new workers similar to and different from the Chinese? B. What was the response to these new workers?...
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