Economic and health needs of Wisconsin migrant farm workers.

  title={Economic and health needs of Wisconsin migrant farm workers.},
  author={Doris P. Slesinger and Cori L. Ofstead},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  volume={9 2},
Migrant farm workers play an essential role in the planting and harvesting of crops in our agricultural production system. In the United States today, about 6 percent of the paid farm labor force "follow the crops" across the nation. This article reports on the economic and health care needs of migrant farm workers who travel from the border areas of Texas to Wisconsin each year. Surveys conducted in 1978 and 1989 show that this population remains in serious need of health care and access to… CONTINUE READING

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