Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

This Slogan Viewlet registered to qPloneThemeBrendA product

Home » Events » The End of Farm Labor Abundance
Document Actions

The End of Farm Labor Abundance

J. Edward Taylor, Ph.D., and Diane Charlton, UC Davis
When Oct 25, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Contact Name
Contact Phone 530-752-2635
Add event to calendar vCal

New data from the Mexico National Rural Household Survey reveal that the same shift out of farm work that characterized U.S. farm labor history is well underway in Mexico. Meanwhile, the demand for farm and non-farm workers in Mexico is rising, and a combination of recession and border enforcement has discouraged new Mexico-to-U.S. migration. The decline in foreign farm labor supply to the United States has far-reaching implications for farm production, immigration policy, and rural poverty in California and other labor-intensive agricultural regions.

Ed_TaylorJ. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Director of the Center on Rural Economies of the Americas and Pacific Rim (REAP) at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches courses on international development economics and econometric methods. He is also co-editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and founder of the alternative textbook initiative, Taylor has written extensively on the economy-wide impacts of agricultural and development policies and on immigration.  He co-authored Village Economies: The Design, Estimation and Use of Villagewide Economic Models (Cambridge University Press) and Worlds in Motion: Understanding  International Migration at the End of the Millennium (Oxford University Press).  He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics and has advised a number of foreign governments and international development agencies on matters related to economic development.  His website is:

Diane Charlton is a PhD student in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of focus are international economic development and migration. In the spring of 2012 she received a grant from the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research to investigate how the U.S. recession in 2008 affected migration from rural Mexico to U.S. farm work and the subsequent impacts on poverty. She received another grant from the Center for Poverty Research in fall of 2012 to research how variation in the number of agricultural migrant students affect the school outcomes of their non-migrant peers in California elementary schools. Prior to her graduate studies at Davis, Diane worked as a research assistant on two projects for the non-profit, Innovations for Poverty Action. She analyzed primary health care in rural India and assessed the viability of using chlorine dispensers to disinfect drinking water at community water sources in developing countries.

Presentation pdf

Upcoming Events
"Sustainable for Whom?..... Professor Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley Jan 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Firearm Violence and Its Prevention.... Dr. Garen Wintemute, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention, University of California, Davis Jan 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Using Genetic Ancestry vs Racial/Ethnic Classification....." Professor Burchard, UC San Francisco Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Improving Success among Community College Students" Robert Farilie, Professor and Chair of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz Feb 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Billingual and Bicultural Doctors Xavier Cagigas, Director, Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles Feb 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
California's Low Voter Turnout Mindy Romero, Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis Feb 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Formal versus Informal Pre-kindergarden and School Readiness for Children of Immigrant Families: Dr. Michael Gottfried, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara Feb 26, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Previous events…
Upcoming events…