Why is health relatively poor on Sri Lanka's tea estates ?
The mountainous interior of Sri Lanka is one of the world's great tea-producing areas.
The labour force on the tea estates consists of a population which has migrated from Tamil Nadu, in southern India, over the last one hundred years.
This migrant population is known as « Indian Tamils » and is largely drawn from the two largest Harijan castes of agricultural labourers in Tamil Nadu.
The women, who are the tea pickers, work longer hours dan to the men.
The Indian Tamils have been characterized by markedly higher mortality than the indigenous population (Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils and Moors).
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Immigrant, Minorité, Mortalité, Service santé, Accessibilité, Soin, Education sanitaire, Milieu culturel, Organisation santé, Environnement social, Agriculture, Thé, Sri Lanka
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Immigrant, Minority, Mortality, Health service, Accessibility, Care, Health education, Cultural environment, Public health organization, Social environment, Agriculture, Tea, Sri Lanka
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