Migrant Health Vulnerability Through the Migration Process: Implications for Health Policy in Mexico and the United States

V. Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Fernando Riosmena, Miguel Ángel González-Block, Rebeca Wong

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Abstract

Social vulnerability refers to the relative lack of protection of a group of people when they face potential damage to their health, threats to the satisfaction of their basic needs, and violation of their human rights due to their lesser financial, personal, social and legal resources. Individuals and societies cope with these adverse conditions by mitigating or adapting to hazards in different ways. For instance, people migrate (oftentimes temporarily) seeking better circumstances that allow them to alleviate the worst effects of social vulnerability in the short term or remedy them in the medium-to-long run by allowing them to live in more secure, stable, and salubrious environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMISCOE Research Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages137-174
Number of pages38
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameIMISCOE Research Series
ISSN (Print)2364-4087
ISSN (Electronic)2364-4095

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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