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

by Tamara Dubowitz, Lisa M. Bates, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia

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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.

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