Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being

Health, Safety and Well-being of Migrant Workers: New Hazards, New Workers

Editors: Bretones, Francisco Diaz, Santos, Angeli (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview of occupational health and wellbeing in a vulnerable population - that of migrant workers
  • Explores the phenomenon from a multidisciplinary and multi-country perspective
  • Posits migrant work as a global tendency affecting all countries in the spheres of health, work and society
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This volume explores psychosocial problems amongst one of the most vulnerable social groups in our societies, immigrant workers, through a multidisciplinary approach. Migration has sometimes been oversimplified as a flow of workers from “poorer”, developing nations to “wealthier”, industrialised nations. The issue, however, is more complex and currently migration is a global phenomenon in which all countries are recipients of workers from third countries and send workers to third countries.  

The working conditions of immigrant workers at various levels are not always well known, though some studies have established that the negative impact on migrant workers is cumulative, and primarily stems from adverse living and working conditions in a new country and increased levels of vulnerability. The contributions to this volume cover discussions on migrant workers in the industrial, agricultural and service sectors across the world. They critically study the impact of work Hazards on the health and wellbeing of migrant workers in order to shed light on the social and health implications of migrant work, explore the relation between organizational, psychosocial and work factors, and analyse the migration process from a wider perspective and as a global phenomenon present in every country. The contributors provide multidisciplinary and multicultural contemporary perspectives, thereby providing readers with wide-ranging insights. This volume is of interest to researchers and students from the social and behavioural sciences, particularly those focusing on health studies and migration studies.


About the authors

Francisco Diaz Bretones is Associate Professor at the University of Granada (Spain) and holds his Ph.D. in social psychology from the same university. Currently, he is Head of the Well-being for Individual, Society and Enterprise (WISE) research group at the University of Granada. Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Tamaulipas (Mexico). He has been Visiting Professor in several foreign universities (Princeton University, University of Nottingham, or University of Helsinki, among others).

Some of his research interests are workers' emotions, and especially disadvantaged social groups such as immigrant workers. He has more than 50 articles published in high impact academic journals with more than 1,000 citations overall and 30 books and chapters. He has also participated in 12 international research projects with several European and Latin American universities, for example, Psychosocial Emergent Risks in SMEs funded by the European Commission, and Immigrant Entrepreneurship Strategies in Andalusia.

Angeli Santos is Associate Professor in Applied Psychology at the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. She obtained her MSc and PhD degrees in in occupational health psychology and applied psychology, respectively, from the University of Nottingham, and has worked in both the UK and Malaysia campuses of the University of Nottingham. Currently, she is programme director for the MSc in work and organisational psychology and holds an adjunct senior research fellowship at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Her research straddles the disciplines of organisational and occupational health psychology and business, centred on three themes: occupational health and well-being of migrant workers and human service workers; the assessment and regulation of emotions at work; and barriers and facilitators of career decision-making. She has over 20 publications including refereed journal articles and book chapters in a variety of established journals and book publishers. She has been involved in a number of large-scale public and private sector funded grants, including one on migrant workers in Malaysia funded by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health, Safety and Well-being of Migrant Workers: New Hazards, New Workers
Editors
  • Francisco Diaz Bretones
  • Angeli Santos
Series Title
Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52632-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52632-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52631-3
Series ISSN
2213-0497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 182
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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