Assimilation and Health: Evidence From Linked Birth Records of Second- and Third-Generation Hispanics

@article{Giuntella2016AssimilationAH,
  title={Assimilation and Health: Evidence From Linked Birth Records of Second- and Third-Generation Hispanics},
  author={Osea Giuntella},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={1979-2004}
}
This study explores the effects of assimilation on the health of Hispanics in the United States, using ethnic intermarriage as a metric of acculturation. I exploit a unique data set of linked confidential use birth records in California and Florida from 1970–2009. The confidential data allow me to link mothers giving birth in 1989–2009 to their own birth certificate records in 1970–1985 and to identify second-generation siblings. Thus, I can analyze the relationship between the parental exogamy… 

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