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Alcohol Use among Migrant Laborers. Final Report [microform] / Gloria Mattera and Others
Bib ID 5430663
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Mattera, Gloria
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
66 p. 
Summary

A 1982 study of alcohol use among migrant laborers in New York focuses on the extent of drinking among workers with different characteristics, to test the hypothesis that in camps composed primarily of family groups social control mechanisms will be more highly developed than in camps composed primarily of unattached men, and that this will be reflected in differences in drinking behavior. Interviews conducted with 217 Black and Haitian migrant agricultural workers in 13 camps in 4 upstate New York counties indicate that unattached, older, less-educated, lower-status Black men account for most of the heavy drinking in migrant camps, and that people travelling in family groups under the surveillance and control of kin report less frequent and less heavy drinking, and less trouble as a result. A consequence is that as more family groups leave migrant work, more migrants are unattached men, leading to increasing visibility of and concern about the problem of heavy alcohol use. The major recommendation is that recreational, social, and other activities be made available for migrant farmworkers, particularly on weekends and during "down" times, inclement weather, and evenings, as the heaviest drinking is during the weekend and other non-working times. The interview questionnaire and statistical tables are included. (MH)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: New York State Health Research Council.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Agricultural Laborers.  |  Agricultural Trends.  |  Blacks.  |  Drinking.  |  Family Influence.  |  Haitians.  |  Labor Force.  |  Migrant Problems.  |  Migrant Workers.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Research Needs.  |  Social Control.  |  Social Environment.  |  Social Isolation.  |  New York (Upstate)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center
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