The effects of job site sanitation and living conditions on the health and welfare of agricultural workers

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The lack of field sanitation on agricultural job sites increases the probability of agricultural workers reporting gastrointestinal disorders by 60%. Adverse living conditions significantly increase the probability of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and muscular problems. These three health problems do not appear to increase the probability that a worker’s family is on welfare or to lower workers' earnings. Respiratory problems, however, substantially increase the probability that the worker receives unemployment compensation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-885
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1988



  • Agricultural labor
  • California
  • Health
  • Probit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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