Date

3-2012

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Business

Department

Agribusiness Department

Advisor(s)

Carol Sexton

Abstract

This is a meta data analysis of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States to see if they receive adequate medical care when it is required. Not a lot of information is known about this population, and this study is trying to bring to light the problems that migrant and seasonal farmworkers are facing with respect to medical care. Studies were collected from across the United States and analyzed to see if migrant and seasonal workers are having difficulties obtaining medical care. It was found that the majority of migrant and seasonal farmworkers do not receive adequate medical care when it is needed due to factors of language, cost, knowledge, transportation, hours of availability at the medical facility, and inability to qualify for medical insurance. It is crucial that more information needs to be collected about this population because they are underserved and revisions to the approach of administering medical care need to be made.

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Agribusiness Commons

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