Ethnicity and nativity status as determinants of perceived social support: testing the concept of familism.

@article{Almeida2009EthnicityAN,
  title={Ethnicity and nativity status as determinants of perceived social support: testing the concept of familism.},
  author={Joanna Almeida and Beth E. Molnar and Ichiro Kawachi and S V Subramanian},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={1852-8}
}
Research has demonstrated a protective effect of social support on health. Social support is most often treated as an independent variable. However, as with disease risk factors, which are not randomly distributed, health-promoting resources such as social support are also systematically patterned. For example, in the USA, family support is thought to be high among Latinos, Mexican Americans in particular. Using data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, we explored… CONTINUE READING

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