Migration and health

Authored by: Guillermina Jasso

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415779722
eBook ISBN: 9780203863299
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183493


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Two questions dominate research on migration and health—the health selection question, which seeks to learn the direction of selection on health across different migration streams; and the health change question, which seeks to learn whether health improves or deteriorates in the destination country. To address these questions, this chapter explores the theoretical framework for studying selection, examines the empirical challenges, and summarizes recent estimates of health selection and health change.

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