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Risk perception and resource security for female agricultural workers.

Authors
Snyder-K
Source
Res Econ Anthropol 2004 Dec; 23:271-292
NIOSHTIC No.
20032293
Abstract
This paper extends the behavioral ecology framework to predict how individuals perceive and evaluate risks. The perceptions of health and safety hazards for females, and how those perceptions relate to resource security and resource acquisition are examined. Poverty and inequality affect the constraints and opportunities available for Hispanic women working in apple packing warehouses in Eastern Washington. Warehouse workers see the health and safety risks inherent in their work and view the hazards from their positions of relative vulnerability with respect to resources. They are active agents who evaluate their situations and work to provide secure resources for themselves and their offspring within the local political and socioeconomic context.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Health-standards; Safety-practices; Hazards; Warehousing; Food-processing-industry; Food-processing; Food-processing-workers
CODEN
REANEM
Publication Date
20041230
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
868583
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780762310821
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-012926
ISSN
0190-1281
Priority Area
Neurotoxic Disorders; Neurotoxic-effects
Source Name
Research in Economic Anthropology
State
WA
Performing Organization
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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