Migration and Health

0Citations
Citations of this article
236Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Most migration takes place within countries, but the number of international migrants, typically from less developed to more developed countries has been on the rise in recent decades. The impact of migration on health is a complex phenomenon. There are health issues associated with the point of origin, point of destination, the journey itself, and return migration. Most research has focused on the health of voluntary immigrants to Western societies and, despite increasing evidence that immigrants are relatively healthy, has often emphasized their health problems rather than any health advantages they may have. Below, the authors review research on migration and health paying particular attention to the health of immigrants at different stages in the migratory process.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Rote, S., & Markides, K. (2015). Migration and Health. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 407–410). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14024-3

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free