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Changes in income inequality and the health of immigrants

Hamilton, Tod G ; Kawachi, Ichiro

Social Science & Medicine, March 2013, Vol.80, pp.57-66 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Changes in income inequality and the health of immigrants
  • Autor: Hamilton, Tod G ; Kawachi, Ichiro
  • Assuntos: United States ; Health ; Income Inequality ; Inequality ; Immigrants ; Migration ; Medicine ; Social Sciences (General) ; Public Health
  • É parte de: Social Science & Medicine, March 2013, Vol.80, pp.57-66
  • Descrição: Research suggests that income inequality is inversely associated with health. This association has been documented in studies that utilize variation in income inequality across countries or across time from a single country. The primary criticism of these approaches is their inability to account for potential confounders that are associated with income inequality. This paper uses variation in individual experiences of income inequality among immigrants within the United States (U.S.) to evaluate whether individuals who moved from countries with greater income inequality than the U.S. have better health than those who migrated from countries with less income in equality than the U.S. Utilizing individual-level (March Current Population Survey) and country-level data (the United Nations Human Development Reports), we show that among immigrants who have resided in the U.S. between 6 and 20 years, self-reported health is more favorable for the immigrants in the former category (i.e.,...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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