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Farmhands

 

hired workers in capitalist agriculture. Part of the agricultural proletariat, farmhands either own a little land of their own or own no land at all. The only source of their livelihood is heavy labor for hire at pay that is considerably lower than that for other agricultural workers. Their existence is characterized by an extremely low standard of living.

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"That's been quite a few orders of my Farmhands since."
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This, in turn, reflected life cycle patterns in which few tenant children remained at home after age 15, but rather served as servants or farmhands for peasant proprietors, where they were occupied with spinning and weaving in the off-season.
the voices of the farmhands, and maids, one voice is Anne Sofie's, he hears.
A similar survey in 1985 reported that child-care workers made 30% less than animal-care workers and farmhands. The 1992 survey compared their earnings with warehouse workers and prison guards and found that both categories of workers are much better paid than child-care workers.
His characters are farmhands, hunters, lumberjacks, and miners, resigned to common tasks yet striving to achieve a measure of happiness.
(TAP) - The House of People's Representatives (HPR) will examine at a plenary on May 28 the amendment of the law on the organisation of land transport to create a new mode dedicated to farmhands transport.
Two of four minors forced to work as farmhands in Pampanga province escaped on Friday by walking for six hours to get to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) where they got on a bus bound for Manila.