Immigration and health

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Ilene Hyman
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews research on the health and determinants of health of Canadian immigrants and to discuss the implications of this research for policy makers. Specific attention is placed on reviewing evidence of the health immigrant effect. The healthy immigrant effect refers to the observation that immigrants are often in superior health to the native-born population when they first arrive in a new country, but lose this health advantage over time.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
Health Policy Working Paper Series no. 01-05
IMWO.H96 2001
ISBN 0662310292