Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

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


Author Info

  • Rasulo, Domenica
  • Spadea, Teresa
  • Onorati, Roberta
  • Costa, Giuseppe
Registered author(s):


    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.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

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

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

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:74:y:2012:i:6:p:897-906

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page:

    Order Information:

    Related research

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


    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Bentham, Graham, 1988. "Migration and morbidity: Implications for geographical studies of disease," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 49-54, January.
    2. Venema, H. P. Uniken & Garretsen, H. F. L. & Van Der Maas, P. J., 1995. "Health of migrants and migrant health policy, the Netherlands as an example," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 809-818, September.
    3. Alberto Palloni & Elizabeth Arias, 2004. "Paradox lost: Explaining the hispanic adult mortality advantage," Demography, Springer, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 385-415, August.
    4. Bollini, Paola & Siem, Harald, 1995. "No real progress towards equity: Health of migrants and ethnic minorities on the eve of the year 2000," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 819-828, September.
    5. Uitenbroek, Daan G. & Verhoeff, Arnoud P., 2002. "Life expectancy and mortality differences between migrant groups living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 54(9), pages 1379-1388, May.
    6. Patrick Deboosere & Sylvie Gadeyne, 2005. "Adult Migrant Mortality Advantage in Belgium: Evidence Using Census and Register Data," Population (english edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 60(5), pages 655-698.
    7. Cardano, Mario & Costa, Giuseppe & Demaria, Moreno, 2004. "Social mobility and health in the Turin longitudinal study," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 58(8), pages 1563-1574, April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:74:y:2012:i:6:p:897-906. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.