ERIC Number: EJ600003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Does Americanization Have Adverse Effects on Health? Stress, Health Habits, and Infant Health Outcomes among Puerto Ricans.
Landale, Nancy S.; Oropesa, R. S.; Llanes, Daniel; Gorman, Bridget K.
Social Forces, v78 n2 p613-41 Dec 1999
Analysis of data from the Puerto Rican Maternal and Infant Health Study found that recent migrants to the U.S. mainland experienced fewer stressful life events and engaged in fewer negative health behaviors during pregnancy than U.S.-born Puerto Rican women. Recent migrants also exhibited better infant health outcomes than childhood migrants or U.S.-born women. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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