Immigrant Selection Systems and Immigrant Health

@article{Chiswick2006ImmigrantSS,
  title={Immigrant Selection Systems and Immigrant Health},
  author={Barry R. Chiswick and Yew Liang Lee and Paul Washington Miller},
  journal={Econometrics: Econometric \& Statistical Methods - General eJournal},
  year={2006}
}
This paper is an analysis of the determinants of self-reported health status of immigrants, with a particular focus on type of visa used to gain admission. The concept of “health capital” and an immigrant selection and adjustment model are employed. The empirical analysis uses the three waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia (panel I). Immigrant health is greater for immigrants who are younger, more educated, male, more proficient in English, and living outside of an… Expand
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