Immigration and Health Vol: 19

Reanne Frank
The Ohio State University, USA

Product Details
21 Jan 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
320 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Medical Sociology
The current politicized climate around immigration includes heated debate over the potential costs of continued immigration for the health and well-being of the nation. Amid the controversy one pattern that has escaped significant notice is that immigrants today are healthier than the native-born. Even more striking is that these positive health profiles are found among those immigrants who tend to have less education and lower income, factors that population health researchers have typically associated with poor health. A final feature of contemporary immigrant health is evidence of a gradual loss of the immigrant health advantage with time in the U.S. and across generations.  

These paradoxical patterns lie at the center of Volume 19 of Advances in Medical Sociology. Too often, immigrant health is set apart and treated as a specialty research area rather than as a topic that is central to understanding such core sociological concepts as stratification and inequality. The contributors in this volume all leverage a population health perspective to help unravel the patterns and paradoxes of immigrant health, and in doing so, help to clarify more broadly how health dis-parities emerge and persist in the contemporary U.S.
Introduction: Advancing the Field of Immigration and Health; Reanne Frank, Erick Axxe, Coralia Balasca, Melissa Rodriguez 
Part 1: Cross-National Perspectives 
1. Reconsidering the Relationship between Age at Migration and Health Behavior among US Immigrants: The Modifying Role of Continued Contact with Countries of Origin; Jacqueline Torres, Annie Ro, May Sudhinaraset
2. Structure, Culture, and HIV/STI Vulnerabilities among Migrant Women in Russia; Victor Agadijanian and Natalia Zotova 
Part 2: Problematizing Acculturation 
3. Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation: Why Mexican-Americans are Heavier than Mexican Immigrants and Whites; Michelle Frisco, Molly Martin, Jennifer Van Hook 
4. Intergenerational Health Transmission among Mexican-Americans: Further Evidence of the Protective Effect of Spanish-Language Utilization; Brian K. Finch  
5. Talking about Teeth: Egocentric Networks and Oral Health Outcomes in a Mexican-American Immigrant Community; Erin Pullen, Brea Perry Gerardo Maupome 
6. The Influence of Acculturation and Weight-Related Behaviors on Body Mass Index among Asian American Ethnic Subgroups; Chih-Chien Huang  
Part 3: Structural Approach 
7. The Immigrant Health Differential in the Context of Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Case of Diabetes; Michal Engelman and Leafia Zi Ye 
8. The Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Immigrant and Refugee Physical and Mental Health; Magdalena Szaflarski and Shawn Bauldry 
9. 'They See Us Like Trash': How Mexican Illegality Stigma Affects the Phychological Well-Being of Undocumented and U.S.-born Young Adults of Mexican Descent; Deisy Del Real
10. Immigrant Exclusion and Inclusion: The Importance of Citizenship for Insurance Coverage Before and After the Affordable Care Act; Erin Ice 
11. Precarious Incorporation: The Role of Work in Migrant Health and Longevity; Nathan Dollar 
12. Inflammation among Children: Evidence of an Immigrant Advantage?; Kammi Schmeer
Reanne Frank is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Ohio State University, USA and faculty affiliate of the Institute for Population Research (IPR). Her active research agenda centers on the sociology of immigration and race/ethnic inequality with a focus on demographic and health outcomes.

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