Exposures at day labor corners: using existing georeferenced data to describe features of urban environments.

Fernández-Esquer, Maria Eugenia, Amy E. Hughes, and Sandi L. Pruitt. 

Annals of epidemiology 39 (2019): 54-62.


Latino day laborers are male immigrants from mainly Mexico and Central America who congregate at corners, that is, informal hiring sites, to solicit short-term employment. Studies describing the occupational environment of Latino day laborers traditionally measure jobsite exposures, not corner exposures. We sought to elucidate exposures at corners by describing their demographic, socioeconomic, occupational, business, built, and physical environmental characteristics and by comparing corner characteristics with other locations in a large urban county in Texas.

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