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IZCARA PALACIOS, Simón Pedro. La situación sociolaboral de los migrantes internacionales en la agricultura: irregularidad laboral y aislamiento social. Estud. soc [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.33, pp.83-109. ISSN 0188-4557.

Migrant farm workers figure among the poorest people living in the agricultural counties of the United States and Spain. Migrant farm laborers live in remote areas; suffer from malnutrition, low pay, a high mobile lifestyle, difficult working conditions and precarious living environments. Furthermore, farming operates outside the formal labor market as it constitutes a refuge for illegal immigrants, and social isolation has been reported as one of the main causes of distress among immigrant farm workers. This paper analyses comparatively the situation of labor irregularity and social isolation of Tamaulipas' farm workers employed in US agriculture and Moroccan workers engaged in Andalusia's farming sector.

Keywords : farming; immigrant farm workers; labor-intensive crop production; labor irregularity; social isolation.

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