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Migration, Health and Survival

International Perspectives Edited by Frank Trovato, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada
Publications in this field have, in general, been based predominantly on the experiences of individual national settings. Migration, Health and Survival offers a comparative approach, bringing together leading international scholars to provide original works from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, England and Wales, Norway, Belgium and Italy.
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Publication Date: 2017
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Migration
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Migration
Publications in this field have, in general, been based predominantly on the experiences of individual national settings. Migration, Health and Survival offers a comparative approach, bringing together leading international scholars to provide original works from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, England and Wales, Norway, Belgium, and Italy.

Variations in physical and mental health and mortality among migrants in relation to their host populations are examined and analysed in detail, with specific discussion of: the immigrant health and mortality advantage; the healthy migrant hypothesis; migrants as vulnerable populations; the long-term effects of acculturation on health; fast epidemiological transition among migrants; and the intergenerational transmission of mortality risk. The contributions in this volume enhance the reader’s understanding of immigrant health and mortality conditions across these leading countries of immigration in the western world.

This is an important reference for researchers of migrant studies as well as teachers of graduate level courses in population studies and allied disciplines. Practitioners involved in the provision of health care to immigrants and refugees will further benefit from the insightful analyses.
‘This work provides a rigorous review of factors predicting the health and mortality of immigrants both in the short and long term: healthy migrant selection effects are contrasted with the negative acculturation, blockages in labor markets, pre-immigration exposure to trauma among refugees, and other factors which can pose threats to health. Trovato concludes his book with an integrative model which is vital to understanding and tracking the health of the millions of asylum seekers and refugees in today’s world.’
– Steven Stack, Wayne State University, US

‘This edited volume is a timely addition to the burgeoning field of international migration and its health consequences. Frank Trovato has brought together a cadre of renowned researchers from the US, Canada, Australia and four European countries who explicate the multidimensional effects of migration on morbidity and mortality and situate the findings in time, place and culture. Together, these chapters offer an informative look at the fluidity of immigration patterns and their health exigencies in a global context.’
– Andrew V. Wister, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Contributors: O. Anikeeva, P. Bi, N. Biddle, P. Brzoska, G. Caselli, P. Deboosere, M. Guillot, M. Khlat, L. Liu, S. Loi, D. Manuel, K.B. Newbold, E. Ng, B. Oppedal, D. Ponka, O. Razum, C. Sanmartin, G.K. Singh, S. Strozza, F. Trovato, J. Tu, H. Vandenheede, M. Wallace, S.G. Weldeegzie, L. Wilkinson






















Contents:

Introduction: Migration, Health and Survival: International Perspectives
Frank Trovato

Part I Physical and Mental Health
2. Understanding the Healthy Immigrant Effect: Evidence from Canada
Bruce K. Newbold

3. Circulatory Disease-Related Hospitalization Among Immigrants in Canada: Evidence by Generation Status from Linked Records
Edward Ng, Claudia Sanmartin, Jack V. Tu and Douglas G. Manuel

4. Health Patterns among Immigrants in Australia – Existing Literature and New Results
Nick Biddle and Samuel G. Weldeegzie

5. Mental Health of Immigrant Youths in Norway
Brit Oppedal

6. Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees in Canada
Lori Wilkinson and David Ponka

Part II Mortality and Survival
7. The Immigrant Mortality Advantage in Canada
Frank Trovato

8. Mortality Patterns and Differentials Among Immigrants in the United States
Gopal Singh and Lihua Liu

9. Cancer Mortality Among Immigrants in Australia
Olga Anikeeva and Peng Bi

10. Mortality Among Immigrants and their Descendants Living in England and Wales
Matthew Wallace

11. Mortality Patterns and Differentials Among Immigrants in France
Myriam Khlat and Michel Guillot

12. Mortality and Morbidity Patterns Among Immigrants Residing in Germany
Patrick Brzoska and Oliver Razum

13. Migration, Health and Mortality in Italy: An Unfinished Story
Graziella Caselli, Silvia Loi and Salvatore Strozza

14. Mortality and Health of Immigrants and their Children in Belgium in the 2000s
Patrick Deboosere and Hadewijch Vandenheede

15. Reflections Toward an Organizing Framework for the Study of Immigrant Mortality
Frank Trovato

Index