The economic situation in which a person or firm requires fewer resources (such as labor hours) to produce a given amount of goods or services relative to a competitor. Overall, American agricultural workers have an absolute advantage compared to China. The American farm worker produces over $70,000 of output per year, compared to a Chinese farm worker who produces about $3,000 worth of output per year.
Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR)
The hourly wage rate that must be paid to foreign contract laborers under the H-2A program, a temporary federal agriculture program.
Workers employed in agriculture, including hired workers who are paid a wage or salary, unpaid family workers, the self-employed and migrant worke