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Immigration and the health of U.S. black adults: Does country of origin matter?

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Hamilton,Tod G. (Author), Hummer,Robert A. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2011
Published:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science
ISBN:
0277-9536
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, United States, Blacks, Racism, Emigrants and immigration, Caribbean Americans, Sociodemographic factors, Health
Notes:
Uses data on both region and country of birth for black immigrants in the United States and methodology that allows for the identification of arrival cohorts to test whether there are sending country differences in the health of black adults in the United States. Results show that African immigrants maintain their health advantage over U.S.-born black adults after more than 20 years in the United States. In contrast, black immigrants from the Caribbean who have been in the United States for more than 20 years appear to experience some downward health assimilation.