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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- Fall '08
- Labour market flexibility, Migrant worker, Farm Workers