Is the Mexican American “Epidemiologic Paradox” Advantage at Birth Maintained through Early Childhood?

@inproceedings{Padilla2002IsTM,
  title={Is the Mexican American “Epidemiologic Paradox” Advantage at Birth Maintained through Early Childhood?},
  author={Yolanda C. Padilla and Jason D. Boardman and Robert A. Hummer and Marilyn Espitia},
  year={2002}
}
We examine the influence of the relative good health at birth in the Mexican American population on their subsequent well-being. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Child Data (NLSY-CD), we conduct a comparative analysis of child development among Mexican American, non-Hispanic black, and non-Hispanic white children ages 3 and 4 (N = 3710). We use the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) as our operationalization of child development. Descriptive results suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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