Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Where Did All the Migrants Farm Workers Go?
- Author(s): Fan, Maoyong
- Perloff, Jeffrey M.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://irle.berkeley.edu/where-did-all-the-migrants-farm-workers-go/
Since the late 1990s, the share of agricultural workers who migrate within the United States fell by about 60%. On average over this period, one-third of the drop in the migration rate was due to changes in the demographic makeup of the workforce, while two-thirds was due to government and institutional changes in the market. However, in recent years, demographic change were responsible for nearly half of the overall change.