Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90112
Authors: 
Farré, Lídia
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7840
Abstract: 
This paper provides new empirical evidence on the contribution of selective migration to the health advantage of immigrants upon arrival to the new destination (i.e. the Healthy Immigrant Effect). It analyses a very interesting episode in international migration, namely the exodus of Ecuadorians in the aftermath of the economic collapse in the late 1990s. Between 1999 and 2005, more than 600,000 Ecuadorians left the country and most of them headed towards Spain. Using administrative data from the Vital Statistics, it compares the health distribution (in terms of birth outcomes) of immigrant children born in Spain to that of non-immigrants in Ecuador and immigrants from other nationalities, and not only to that of natives at destination. These comparisons suggest that positive selection is partly responsible for the health advantage of recent immigrants.
Subjects: 
immigration
selection
health
birth outcomes
JEL: 
J61
I14
C14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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