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Between two borders : social vulnerability and risks to health among undocumented Central American immigrants in México


Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: This study analyzed the individual characteristics of Central American trans‐migrants relevant to their socio-economic background, sex and age, combined with other societal, environmental and structural factors, identified from literature as potential sources of social vulnerability and ill health, that are attributable to their transit through México. The findings showed that traveling undocumented through Mexican territory has a direct negative effect in the health and wellbeing of individual trans‐migrants. Recommendations to further health‐related research among this population group were provided by the researcher.
Authors: Trejo Méndez, M.
Country: Mexico
Category: Research
Department: Development, Policy and Practice
Institute: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Keywords: migration , health
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Organization: VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PAGE: ix, 43
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute [etc.]
Year: 2011
Region: Central America
Right: © 2011 Trejo Méndez
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Between two borders : social vulnerability and risks to health among undocumented Central American immigrants in México
Training: Master in International Health (MIH)