The Health Consequences of Neocolonialism for Latin American ImmigrantWomen Working as Caregivers in Spain: A Multisite Qualitative Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Briones-Vozmediano, Erica
dc.contributor.author Rivas-Quarneti, Natalia
dc.contributor.author Gea-Sánchez, Montserrat
dc.contributor.author Bover-Bover, Andreu
dc.contributor.author Carbonero, Maria Antonia
dc.contributor.author Gastaldo, Denise
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-16T07:11:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-16T07:11:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/155101
dc.description.abstract [eng] In Spain, most jobs available for Latin American immigrant women are in intimate labour (caregiving and domestic work). This work is usually performed under informal employment conditions. The objective of this study was to explain how the colonial logic mediates the experiences of Latin American women working in intimate labour in Spain, and the e ects of such occupation on their health and wellbeing, using a decolonial theoretical framework. A multi-site secondary data analysis of qualitative data from four previous studies was performed utilizing 101 interviews with Latin American immigrant women working as caregivers in Spain. Three interwoven categories show how the dominant colonial logic in Spain creates low social status and precarious jobs, and naturalizes intimate labour as their métier while producing detrimental physical and psychosocial health consequences for these immigrant caregivers. The caregivers displayed several strategies to resist and navigate intimate labour and manage its negative impact on health. Respect and integration into the family for whom they work had a bu ering e ect, mediating the e ects of working conditions on health and wellbeing. Based on our analysis, we suggest that employment, social, and health protection laws and strategies are needed to promote a positive working environment, and to reduce the impact of caregiving work for Latin American caregivers.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218278
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2020, vol. 17, num. 21, p. 8278-1-8278-21
dc.rights , 2020
dc.subject.classification Filosofia
dc.subject.classification 614 - Higiene i salut pública. Contaminació. Prevenció d'accidents. Infermeria
dc.subject.other Philosophy
dc.subject.other 614 - Public health and hygiene. Accident prevention
dc.title The Health Consequences of Neocolonialism for Latin American ImmigrantWomen Working as Caregivers in Spain: A Multisite Qualitative Analysis
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dc.date.updated 2021-02-16T07:11:20Z
dc.subject.keywords migration
dc.subject.keywords Working conditions
dc.subject.keywords workplace
dc.subject.keywords Gender
dc.subject.keywords family care work
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218278


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