Farm Labor and Immigration: An Economics Perspective

Dates: April 11, 2022

Meets: M from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Online

Cost: $0.00
None Entered: $0.00

Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

Like most countries around the world, as the U.S. economy grew, the population moved off the farm in what is known as the agricultural transformation. Today, more than two-thirds of the U.S. crop workforce is Mexican-born, but rural Mexico is undergoing its own agricultural transformation. This talk will discuss the evolution of the U.S. farm labor market, including the roles of immigration and technological change.

Fee:   $0.00


This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Diane Charlton

Diane Charlton is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests are at the intersections of labor markets and labor migration, agricultural production, and development economics.


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