Social networks, information and health care utilization: evidence from undocumented immigrants in Milan.

@article{Devillanova2008SocialNI,
  title={Social networks, information and health care utilization: evidence from undocumented immigrants in Milan.},
  author={Carlo Devillanova},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={265-86}
}
This paper uses a novel dataset and research design to examine the effects of information networks on immigrants' access to health care. The dataset consists of an unusually large sample of undocumented immigrants and contains a direct indicator of information networks-whether an immigrant was referred to health care opportunities by a strong social tie (relative or friend). This measure allows to overcome some of the major identification issues that afflict most of the existing literature on… CONTINUE READING

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