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Beyond the Epidemiological Paradox: The Health of Mexican-American Children at Age Five

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  • Yolanda C. Padilla
  • Erin R. Hamilton
  • Robert A. Hummer

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This study investigates how prenatal demographic, social, and behavioral characteristics of Mexican-origin immigrant mothers, which are linked to their relatively healthy birth outcomes, influence the subsequent health of their children in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Yolanda C. Padilla & Erin R. Hamilton & Robert A. Hummer, 2009. "Beyond the Epidemiological Paradox: The Health of Mexican-American Children at Age Five," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1072-1088.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:5:p:1072-1088
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    3. Erin R. Hamilton & Robert A. Hummer & Xiuhong H. You & Yolanda C. Padilla, 2006. "Health Insurance and Health-Care Utilization of U.S.-Born Mexican-American Children," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 87(s1), pages 1280-1294.
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    6. Erin R. Hamilton & Robert A. Hummer & Xiuhong H. You & Yolanda C. Padilla, 2006. "Health Insurance and Health-Care Utilization of U.S.-Born Mexican-American Children," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 87(5), pages 1280-1294.
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    1. RĂ­os-Salas, Vanessa & Larson, Andrea, 2015. "Perceived discrimination, socioeconomic status, and mental health among Latino adolescents in US immigrant families," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 116-125.
    2. Schmeer, Kammi K., 2012. "Early childhood economic disadvantage and the health of Hispanic children," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(8), pages 1523-1530.
    3. Elizabeth Baker & Michael Rendall & Margaret Weden, 2015. "Epidemiological Paradox or Immigrant Vulnerability? Obesity Among Young Children of Immigrants," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 52(4), pages 1295-1320, August.
    4. Cardoso, Jodi Berger & Dettlaff, Alan J. & Finno-Velasquez, Megan & Scott, Jennifer & Faulkner, Monica, 2014. "Nativity and immigration status among Latino families involved in the child welfare system: Characteristics, risk, and maltreatment," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 189-200.

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