- Create pilot data by conducting a three-module survey among 30 Haitian and 60 Mexican workers in Immokalee, FL. The three modules will focus on 1) physical and mental well-being: 2) social network structure and degree of connectedness; and, 3) demographic and occupational information.
- Assess the impact of key indicators of social support and social networks on the overall burden of mental disorders, primarily on social isolation, depression, and anxiety disorders.
- Assess the impact of mental health status on physical health measures of farmworkers using regression analysis controlling for socio-demographic covariates.
- Develop an occupational health model of migrant farmworkers where social networks/connectedness, mental health status, and physical health status of migrant farmworkers are determined endogenously and allowed to jointly affect their potential occupational outcome.