Familism and the Hispanic Health Advantage: The Role of Immigrant Status

  title={Familism and the Hispanic Health Advantage: The Role of Immigrant Status},
  author={Christina J. Diaz and Michael D. Ni{\~n}o},
  journal={Journal of Health and Social Behavior},
  pages={274 - 290}
It is well known that Hispanic immigrants exhibit better physical and mental health than their U.S.-born counterparts. Scholars theorize that stronger orientations toward the family, also known as familism, could contribute to this immigrant advantage. Yet, little work directly tests whether familial attitudes may be responsible for the favorable health of foreign-born Hispanics. We investigate this possibility using biomarkers, anthropometrics, and mental health assessments from the Hispanic… Expand
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