Minorities and mental health
AbstractIt is argued that minority status, despite some recent evidence to the contrary, is a risk factor for mental ill-health. The evidence reviewed suggests that it is the experience at the local, rather than national, level that is critical. The effect appears to be due to the reduced exposure to prejudice and increased social support that a consonant group offers. The effect cannot be readily explained in terms of social selection.
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Volume (Year): 36 (1993)
Issue (Month): 5 (March)
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