Gender in occupational health research of farmworkers: A systematic review.

Farmwork is one of the most hazardous occupations for men and women. Research suggests sex/gender shapes hazardous workplace exposures and outcomes for farmworkers. This study reviews the occupational health literature on farmworkers, assessing how gender is treated and interpreted in exposure-outcome studies. The research evaluates peer-reviewed articles on men and women farmworkers’ health published between 2000 and 2012 in PubMed or SCOPUS. Articles were identified and analysed for approaches toward sampling, data analysis, and use of exposure indicators in relation to sex/gender. 18% of articles reported on and interpreted sex/gender differences in health outcomes and exposures. Sex/gender dynamics often shaped health outcomes, yet adequate data was not collected on established sex/gender risk factors relating to study outcomes. the authors concluded that research can better incorporate sex/gender analysis into design, analytical and interpretive approaches to better explore its mediation of health outcomes in light of emerging calls to mainstream gender research.

Authors: Habib RR, Hojeij S, Elzein K. ;Full Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2014 Sep 16. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22375. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Epub ahead of print] ;[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]