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Out of the Loop: (In)access to Health Care for Migrant Workers in Canada

Jenna Hennebry (), Janet McLaughlin () and Kerry Preibisch ()
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Jenna Hennebry: Wilfrid Laurier University/The Balsillie School of International Affairs
Janet McLaughlin: Wilfrid Laurier University/The Balsillie School of International Affairs
Kerry Preibisch: University of Guelph

Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2016, vol. 17, issue 2, No 12, 538 pages

Abstract: Abstract Drawing on a survey of nearly 600 migrant farm workers in Ontario, Canada, we investigate the ways in which the liminality of temporary migrants is both conditioning and consequential in terms of health for these migrants. In particular, we demonstrate how the liminality inherent in managed temporary migration programmes creates the conditions for heightened vulnerability, which also have consequences for the health of migrant workers and their access to care. We discuss common barriers to health care access experienced by migrant workers, including employer mediation, language differences, and hours of work.

Keywords: Health care; Temporary foreign workers; Agriculture; Canada (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/s12134-015-0417-1

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