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Migrant integration policies and health inequalities in Europe

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2016
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Migrant integration policies and health inequalities in Europe
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3095-9
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Margherita Giannoni, Luisa Franzini, Giuliano Masiero


Research on socio-economic determinants of migrant health inequalities has produced a large body of evidence. There is lack of evidence on the influence of structural factors on lives of fragile groups, frequently exposed to health inequalities. The role of poor socio-economic status and country level structural factors, such as migrant integration policies, in explaining migrant health inequalities is unclear. The objective of this paper is to examine the role of migrant socio-economic status and the impact of migrant integration policies on health inequalities during the recent economic crisis in Europe. Using the 2012 wave of Eurostat EU-SILC data for a set of 23 European countries, we estimate multilevel mixed-effects ordered logit models for self-assessed poor health (SAH) and self-reported limiting long-standing illnesses (LLS), and multilevel mixed-effects logit models for self-reported chronic illness (SC). We estimate two-level models with individuals nested within countries, allowing for both individual socio-economic determinants of health and country-level characteristics (healthy life years expectancy, proportion of health care expenditure over the GDP, and problems in migrant integration policies, derived from the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX). Being a non-European citizen or born outside Europe does not increase the odds of reporting poor health conditions, in accordance with the "healthy migrant effect". However, the country context in terms of problems in migrant integration policies influences negatively all of the three measures of health (self-reported health status, limiting long-standing illnesses, and self-reported chronic illness) in foreign people living in European countries, and partially offsets the "healthy migrant effect". Policies for migrant integration can reduce migrant health disparities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 169 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 19%
Researcher 26 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 14%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Other 23 14%
Unknown 38 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 41 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 9 5%
Psychology 4 2%
Other 16 9%
Unknown 47 28%

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