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Determinants of Subjective Social Status and Health Among Latin American Women Immigrants in Spain: A Qualitative Approach

Abstract: This qualitative study was carried out to better understand factors that determine the subjective social status of Latin Americans in Spain. The study was conducted following a theoretical framework and forms part of broader study on subjective social status and health. Ten immigrant participants engaged in semi-structured interviews, from which data were collected. The study results show that socioeconomic aspects of the crisis and of policies adopted have shaped immigrant living conditions in Spain. Four major themes that emerged from the analysis were related to non-recognition of educational credentials, precarious working conditions, unemployment and loneliness. These results illustrate the outcomes of current policies on health and suggest a need for health professionals to orient practices toward social determinants, thus utilizing evaluations of subjective social status to reduce inequalities in health.

 Fuente: J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Apr;18(2):436-41

 Publisher: Springer

 Year of publication: 2016

 No. of pages: 6

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0197-x

 ISSN: 1557-1912,1557-1920

Authorship

MARIA VISITACION SANCHON MACIAS

BOVER BOVER, A

PRIETO SALCEDA, DOLORES