Interpreting the paradoxical in the hispanic paradox: demographic and epidemiologic approaches.

@article{Palloni2001InterpretingTP,
  title={Interpreting the paradoxical in the hispanic paradox: demographic and epidemiologic approaches.},
  author={Alberto Palloni and Jeffrey D. Morenoff},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={954},
  pages={140-74}
}
This paper discusses problems that are common to both the epidemiologic risk-factor approach and the demographic variable-based approach to studying population health. We argue that there is a shared reluctance to move away from a narrow variable-based thinking that pervades both disciplines, and a tendency to reify the multivariate linear procedures employed in both disciplines. In particular, we concentrate on the difficulties generated by classical variable-based approaches that are… CONTINUE READING

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