Migrant Farmworkers Face Heightened Vulnerabilities During COVID-19

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.093.016

Keywords:

Migrant Farmworkers, Immigration, COVID-19, Pandemic, Vulnerable Populations, Labor

Abstract

First paragraph:

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped Canadian society in just a few short weeks. At the same time, its varied impacts shine a light on pre-existing social inequities. Certain populations, including low wage workers, racial minorities, homeless people, and older and disabled residents of long-term care facilities have been disproportionately impacted. One group that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of the crisis, yet has been largely neglected in discussions thus far, is the migrant worker population. . . .

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Author Biographies

Ella Haley, Athabasca University

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Susana Caxaj, University of Western Ontario

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

Glynis George, University of Windsor

Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

Jenna L. Hennebry, Wilfrid Laurier University

Associate Professor and Senior Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Janet McLaughlin , Wilfrid Laurier University

Associate Professor, Health Studies, and Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), Balsillie School of International Affairs

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Published

2020-05-01

How to Cite

Haley, E., Caxaj, S., George, G., Hennebry, J., Martell, E., & McLaughlin , J. (2020). Migrant Farmworkers Face Heightened Vulnerabilities During COVID-19. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 35–39. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.093.016

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Commentary on COVID-19 and the Food System

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