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La santé des travailleurs agricoles migrants : un objet politique ?

Abstract : Several years of fieldwork in Andalusia, southern France and the Rif area in northern Morocco underlie this inquiry into the health of foreigners who work temporarily in intensive agriculture in the Mediterranean basin. Although these seasonal immigrants fall casualty to a large number of accidents and illnesses, the risks to which they are exposed and, even more, the pathologies affecting them are made invisible - they are underreported and not referred for care. Since this question does not arouse much interest among persons in the field, it is not raised as a public health issue. Costs, both economic and human, are thus externalized toward the countries of origin, where these wage-earners are to return once the season ends. This leads to a new international distribution of work-related risks in agriculture.
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Frédéric Décosse. La santé des travailleurs agricoles migrants : un objet politique ?. Etudes rurales, Paris: Éditions de l'École pratique des hautes études, 2008, 2 (182), pp.103-120. ⟨halshs-00869696⟩



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