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Title: New Evidence on the Healthy Immigrant Effect
Author: Farré Olalla, Lídia
Keywords: Emigració i immigració
Indicadors de salut
Indicadors socials
Condició física
Selecció natural
Emigration and immigration
Health status indicators
Social indicators
Physical fitness
Natural selection
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: This paper presents new evidence that immigrants have better health than natives upon arrival to their destination. It analyzes a very interesting episode in international migration, namely the exodus of Ecuadorians in the aftermath of the economic collapse in the late 1990s. More than 600,000 Ecuadorians from 1999 to 2005 left their homeland, most relocating in Spain. Using information from the birth certificate data, the paper compares the birth outcomes of immigrant women in Spain not only to that of natives at destination, but to that of natives in Ecuador and immigrants from other nationalities in Spain. These comparisons suggest that the better health at birth of children born to immigrants from Ecuador partly responds to the selection of healthier women into migration.
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It is part of: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, vol. 29, num. 2, p. 365-394
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ISSN: 0933-1433
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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