The Latino Health Paradox
Looking at the Intersection of Sociology and Health
Published in: Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition / Bird, Chloe E., Conrad, Peter, and Fremont, Allen M. (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010), Chapter 7, p. 106-123
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010
This chapter addresses the role of social factors in health and illness. The authors consider how the sociopolitical context and patterns of migration contribute to health and discuss the role of immigration and Latino ethnicity in shaping Latino health and go on to suggest ways that studies can better tease apart these factors by examining immigrants and their acculturation.