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The impact of migration in all-cause mortality: The Turin Longitudinal Study, 1971–2005

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  • Rasulo, Domenica
  • Spadea, Teresa
  • Onorati, Roberta
  • Costa, Giuseppe
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    North-western Italy has a long history of domestic influx, however little is known on how migrant mortality compares to mortality at the local level. While geographic mortality gradients may play a role, conceptualizations developed for international migration may also be relevant. Using this theoretical framework, the study investigated immigrant-native differentials in the north-western city of Turin through a 34-year follow-up that was facilitated by the Turin Longitudinal Study. The study population comprised inhabitants of age 30–74 years at the 1971 census.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 74 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 897-906

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:74:y:2012:i:6:p:897-906

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    Keywords: Italy; Turin; Mortality risk; Internal migrants; Age at arrival; Length of stay; Birth cohorts; Migration;

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