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L'état de santé des migrants de première et de seconde génération en France. Une analyse selon le genre et l'origine


  • Caroline Berchet
  • Florence Jusot


Using data from the French Health, Health Care and Insurance survey, this study analyses health inequalies related to migration. The findings suggest health disparities between migrant population and French population, particularly stressed for migrants coming from North Africa. The magnitude of those inequalities is higher for first generation of migrants than for the second one. Those inequalities are also more important in women than in men. The poor health status of male migrants is mainly explained by their poor socio-economic conditions, their lack of social integration and their unhealthy life-styles, whereas migration seems to constitute a specific risk among women. Classification JEL : I12, J15, J16

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  • Caroline Berchet & Florence Jusot, 2010. "L'état de santé des migrants de première et de seconde génération en France. Une analyse selon le genre et l'origine," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(6), pages 1075-1098.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_616_1075

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    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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