In class writing
- Marginalisation, discrimination and the health of Latino immigrant day labourers in a central North Carolina community.
In this academic Journal, there was a study targeting the discrimination faced by latino day labourers in central North Carolina. According to the studies they found three main links that allowed for discrimination. The three main links between discrimination/marginalisation and poor health were dangerous work that resulted in workplace injuries or illnesses; unsteady employment that caused stress, anxiety and insufficient funds for healthcare; and exclusionary policies and treatment resulted in limited healthcare accessibility. One of the men that was studied informed them of the anxiety and pressure they have regarding work and their health.
“This man connected his worry about his health to his ability to provide food and healthcare for his fam- ily back home. He highlights the pressure and anxi- ety that these men feel related to their ability to provide for their family” (pg. 532). What I learned from the article was that many day labourers face constant pressure to make ends meet. Some of the hard work can also end up in getting injured and results in them having to find healthcare.
Fleming, P. J., Villa-Torres, L., Taboada, A., Richards, C., & Barrington, C. (2017). Marginalisation, discrimination and the health of Latino immigrant day labourers in a central North Carolina community. Health & Social Care In The Community, 25(2), 527-537. doi:10.1111/hsc.12338