Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125329
Authors: 
Neuman, Shoshana
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 108
Abstract: 
In common anti-immigrant rhetoric, concerns are raised that immigrants bring diseases with them to the host country that threaten the health of the resident population. In reality, extensive empirical research over several decades and across multiple regions and host countries has documented that when immigrants arrive in the host country they are healthier than native residents, a phenomenon termed the "healthy immigrant effect." This initial advantage deteriorates with time spent in the host country, however, and immigrants' health status converges toward (or below) that of native residents.
Subjects: 
immigrants
natives
health
healthy immigrant effect
selectivity
acculturation
self-assessed health status
JEL: 
C25
D13
I12
J13
J71
Z12
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Document Type: 
Article

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