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Immigrant Selection Systems And Immigrant Health

  • BARRY R. CHISWICK
  • YEW LIANG LEE
  • PAUL W. MILLER

"This paper is an analysis of the determinants of self-reported health status of immigrants, with a particular focus on the type of visa used to gain admission. The empirical analysis uses the three waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia (panel I). Immigrant health is greater for immigrants who are younger, more educated, male, more proficient in English, and living outside an immigrant ethnic enclave. Immigrant health is poorest for refugees and best for independent (economic) migrants, and declines with duration in the destination. Alternative hypotheses for the decline in immigrant health with duration are explored "("JEL "I12, J15, J61, F22). Copyright (c) 2008 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 26 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 555-578

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:26:y:2008:i:4:p:555-578
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