Stringent immigration enforcement and the mental health and health-risk behaviors of Hispanic adolescent students in Arizona.

@article{Luo2020StringentIE,
  title={Stringent immigration enforcement and the mental health and health-risk behaviors of Hispanic adolescent students in Arizona.},
  author={Tianyuan Luo and Cesar L. Escalante},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2020}
}
This study investigates the impact of the enforcement of SB 1070, a stringent immigration law, on the mental health, health-risk behaviors, and academic performance of Hispanic adolescent residents in Arizona. Using the difference-in-differences method, this study finds that SB 1070 increases their probability of feeling sad and decreases their physical activeness. The impact of SB 1070 on sad feelings and level of physical activity could have serious repercussions while it lasts. In addition… 

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