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Santé, recours aux soins et capital social : une analyse micro-économétrique des inégalités liées à l'immigration


  • Jusot, Florence


  • Berchet, Caroline


The objective of this research is the study of health and health care use inequalities between immigrant and native populations. A special attention is focused on the role played by social capital, which supposes an influence of social networks or social interactions on health and health care utilisation. In using a micro-econometric framework, our analysis is based on three topics: (i) the emphasis of health or health care use inequalities related to immigration, (ii) the understanding of the contributory factors that generate inequalities, and (iii) the evaluation of the causal impact of social capital on immigrant health and health care use. From a public policy perspective, the analysis of the determinants of health inequalities shows that several types of action could be envisaged. Given the protective role played by social capital on health status, the development of specific neighbourhood actions would seem relevant in improving immigrants’ social inclusion and social support. The prominent role of complementary health care coverage also gives evidence of the need to simplify access to Sate Medical Assistance and mean-tested health insurance so as to favour health prevention and access to health care for immigrants

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  • Berchet, Caroline, 2012. "Santé, recours aux soins et capital social : une analyse micro-économétrique des inégalités liées à l'immigration," Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University, number 123456789/11214 edited by Jusot, Florence.
  • Handle: RePEc:dau:thesis:123456789/11214
    Note: dissertation

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    Econométrie; Santé publique; Migration internationale; Réseaux de sociabilité; Public Health; International Migration; Health and Inequality; Social and Economic Stratification;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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