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ERIC Number: EJ1019367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Immigrant and Hispanic Paradoxes: A Systematic Review of Their Predictions and Effects
Teruya, Stacey A.; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v35 n4 p486-509 Nov 2013
A survey of the literature indicates that reported advantages of the Immigrant and Hispanic Paradox are inconsistent and equivocal. The "healthy migrant hypothesis" also suggests that current research approaches consider only "healthy" groups. Other methodological concerns include the simple underreporting of deaths, and that commonly used databases may not include all significant attributes and characteristics. We conducted a systematic review, synthesizing and identifying themes not explicitly found in the current literature. We also employ a simple quantitative index to assess the scholarly strength of references. Paradox protection appears uneven and is not generalizable across races, ethnicities, age groups and genders. In addition, acculturation, health behaviors and diet, ethnicity, acculturative stress, adolescence, undocumented and uninsured status, age of arrival in the United States and length of exposure, gender and age appear to be significant in predicting any beneficial effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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