[PDF] Immigration and Health by | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Start free trial
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Immigration and Health
Immigration and Health

Immigration and Health

Start free trial
Share book
290 pages
ePUB (mobile friendly)
Available on iOS & Android

Immigration and Health

Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

The current politicized climate around immigration includes heated debate over the potential costs of continued immigration for the health and well-being of the nation. Amid the controversy one pattern that has escaped significant notice is that immigrants today are healthier than the native-born. Even more striking is that these positive health profiles are found among those immigrants who tend to have less education and lower income, factors that population health researchers have typically associated with poor health. A final feature of contemporary immigrant health is evidence of a gradual loss of the immigrant health advantage with time in the U.S. and across generations.
These paradoxical patterns lie at the center of Volume 19 of Advances in Medical Sociology. Too often, immigrant health is set apart and treated as a specialty research area rather than as a topic that is central to understanding such core sociological concepts as stratification and inequality. The contributors in this volume all leverage a population health perspective to help unravel the patterns and paradoxes of immigrant health, and in doing so, help to clarify more broadly how health dis-parities emerge and persist in the contemporary U.S.

Read More


Emerald Publishing Limited
Social Sciences
Emigration & Immigration

Table of contents