Converging to American: Healthy Immigrant Effect in Children of Immigrants
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AbstractWe analyze children of immigrants' healthy immigrant effect using parental year of arrival and region of birth. Using data from Integrated National Health Interview Survey 2008-2014, we evaluate children of immigrants' health status by using obesity rates and the number of visits to the doctor versus their native counterparts. Consistent with their parents, children of immigrants' health status declines the longer their parents, remain in the United States. Meanwhile, there is an increase in the number of visits to the doctor the more years their parents, have resided in the country. The convergence rate differs by immigrant group.
Citation2016. "Converging to American: Healthy Immigrant Effect in Children of Immigrants." American Economic Review, 106(5): 461-66. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161110
- I12 Health Behavior
- J13 Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination