International Migration and Child Obesity in Mexican Sending Communities

@inproceedings{Baker2010InternationalMA,
  title={International Migration and Child Obesity in Mexican Sending Communities},
  author={Elizabeth Baker},
  year={2010}
}
International migration between Mexico and the United States has profound implications for immigrant-sending communities in Mexico. We hypothesize that international migration may increase the risk of overweight and obesity among children in immigrant-sending households, particularly among low-SES children. We use the Mexican Family Life Survey to examine whether having family members in United States increases the prevalence of overweight and alters the socioeconomic gradient associated with… CONTINUE READING

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