A life course perspective on migration and mental health among Asian immigrants: the role of human agency.

@article{Gong2011ALC,
  title={A life course perspective on migration and mental health among Asian immigrants: the role of human agency.},
  author={Fang Gong and Jun Xu and Kaori Fujishiro and David T. Takeuchi},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 11},
  pages={1618-26}
}
The relationship between human agency and health is an important yet under-researched topic. This study uses a life course perspective to examine how human agency (measured by voluntariness, migratory reasons, and planning) and timing (measured by age at immigration) affect mental health outcomes among Asian immigrants in the United States. Data from the National Latino and Asian American Study showed that Asian immigrants (n=1491) with multiple strong reasons to migrate were less likely to… CONTINUE READING

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