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Document ID (ISN)111513
CIS number 11-0154
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Benach J., Muntaner C., Chung H., Benavides F.G.
Title Immigration, employment relations, and health: Developing a research agenda
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.338-343. 27 ref.
Abstract International migration has emerged as a global issue that has transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of persons. A review of literature indicates that public health researchers should be concerned about the health consequences of migration processes. Migrant workers are more represented in dangerous industries and in hazardous jobs, occupations and tasks. They are often hired as labourers in precarious jobs with poverty wages and experience more serious abuse and exploitation at the workplace. Also, analyses document migrant workers' problems of social exclusion, lack of health and safety training, fear of reprisals for demanding better working conditions, linguistic and cultural barriers that minimize the effectiveness of training, as well as incomplete access to OHS services and care and compensation when injured. The overall impact of immigration on population health, however, still is poorly understood and many mechanisms, pathways and overall health impact are poorly documented. Current limitations highlight the need to engage in explicit analytical, intervention and policy research.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; workmen's compensation; migrant workers; social aspects
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; literature survey; terms of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Precarious employment
Psychological factors