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Current Study

Working Conditions and Health in Central America


  • The purpose of this study is to understand the prevalence, nature, and possible consequences of working conditions on employment and health status of the Central American workforce, with a particular focus on work-related violence.


  • In a previous study co-funded by the Chief Evaluation Office and the Bureau of International Labor Affairs– Office of Economic and Labor Research, researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health developed and piloted a survey module on adult work-related violence, designed to be integrated into and administered as part of a larger survey on working conditions and health.


  • Administer the work-related violence module in the Second Central American Survey on Working Conditions and Health to collect nationally representative data in six Spanish-speaking countries of the Region (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).
  • Collect and analyze survey data, as well as complementary focus group data
  • Prepare final technical reports, as well as a minimum of four professional papers for public dissemination.

Program Duration: 36 Months

Contract End Date: August 31, 2019

Contractor: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston