MIGRANT FARM WORKERS ON VIRGINIA'S EASTERN SHORE: AN ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC IMPACTS

The economic impact of migrant farmworkers on an agriculture-dependent region is investigated. The direct effects of inflows of state and federal dollars for migrant services, and production of high-valued commodities are computed. Indirect and induced effects are modelled through the use of the IMPLAN input output model. Various alternatives to migrant labor are investigated, including production of less labor-intensive crops, acreage retirement, and contract H2A workers. Migrants are found to create substantial economic activity on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


Issue Date:
1994-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15421
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 26, Number 1
Page range:
209-223
Total Pages:
15




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