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An evaluation of the healthy immigrant effect with adolescents in Canada: Examinations of gender and length of residence

Kyunghwa Kwak

Social Science & Medicine, 2016, vol. 157, issue C, 87-95

Abstract: The healthy immigrant effect, HIE, is the finding that immigrants initially arrive in the settlement society in the same or better health than their native-born counterparts, yet this advantage is lost as their length of residence increases. This phenomenon has been found among adult populations.

Keywords: Adolescents; Healthy immigrant effect; Gender; Length of residence; Canada (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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