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Unhealthy assimilation: Why do immigrants converge to American health status levels?

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Demography.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 337-360

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:43:y:2006:i:2:p:337-360
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    1. Christine Himes, 2000. "Obesity, disease, and functional limitation in later life," Demography, Springer, vol. 37(1), pages 73-82, February.
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