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Insights into the healthy immigrant effect: health status and health service use of immigrants to Canada

McDonald, James Ted; Kennedy, Steven

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This paper combines multiple cross-sections of data drawn from the National Population Health Survey and Canadian Community Health Survey to confirm the existence of the 'healthy immigrant effect', specifically that immigrants are in relatively better health on arrival in Canada compared to native-born Canadians, and that immigrant health converges with years in Canada to native-born levels. The paper finds robust evidence that the healthy immigrant effect is present for the incidence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81587
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.02.004

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