The health consequences of neocolonialism for Latin American immigrant women working as caregivers in Spain: a multisite qualitative analysis

dc.contributor.authorBriones Vozmediano, Erica Tula
dc.contributor.authorRivas Quarneti, Natalia
dc.contributor.authorGea Sánchez, Montserrat
dc.contributor.authorBover Bover, Andreu
dc.contributor.authorCarbonero, Maria Antonia
dc.contributor.authorGastaldo, Denise
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-30T15:55:16Z
dc.date.available2020-11-30T15:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractIn 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 effects 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 metier 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 buffering effect, mediating the effects 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.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipFondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, National Health Institute Carlos III FIS PI051503, Generalitat de Catalunya, University of Lleida, Xunta de Galicia Plan I2C 2011 (Estudio de las ocupaciones cotidianas para la promocion de la salud de las mujeres inmigrantes en situacion de vulnerabilidad), (Aid to promote research in deficit areas), University of A Coruna 2016 (Research Support Programme).ca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/ 10.3390/ijerph17218278
dc.identifier.idgrec030589
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/69986
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherMDPIca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218278ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2020, vol. 17, núm. 21, p. 1-21ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Briones et al., 2020ca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectSexismeca_ES
dc.subjectAspectes econòmincsca_ES
dc.subjectEspanyaca_ES
dc.subject.otherMigracióca_ES
dc.subject.otherDiscriminacióca_ES
dc.subject.otherTreballadoresca_ES
dc.titleThe health consequences of neocolonialism for Latin American immigrant women working as caregivers in Spain: a multisite qualitative analysisca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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