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Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants: Evidence from Portugal

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  • Pedro Pita Barros

    (Departamento de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEPR)

  • Isabel Medalho Pereira

    (Human Development Report Office (UNDP) and CEFAGE-UE)

Abstract

This paper studies the performance of immigrants relative to natives, in terms of their health status, use of health care services, lifestyles, and coverage of health expenditures. We base the analysis on international evidence that identified a healthy immigrant effect, complemented by empirical research on the Portuguese National Health Survey. Furthermore, we assess whether differences in health performance depend on the personal characteristics of the individuals or can be directly associated with their migration experience.

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  • Pedro Pita Barros & Isabel Medalho Pereira, 2010. "Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants: Evidence from Portugal," CEFAGE-UE Working Papers 2010_04, University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal).
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    Keywords

    Migration; Health status; Health care; Healthy immigrant effect; Portugal.;
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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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