Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants: Evidence from Portugal

United Nations Human Development Report Research Paper No. 2009/28

74 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2010

Date Written: July 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper studies the performance of immigrants relative to natives, in terms of their health status, use of health care services, lifestyles, and coverage of health expenditures. We base the analysis on international evidence that identified a healthy immigrant effect, complemented by empirical research on the Portuguese National Health Survey. Furthermore, we assess whether differences in health performance depend on the personal characteristics of the individuals or can be directly associated with their migration experience.

Keywords: Migration, Health Status, Health Care, Healthy Immigrant Effect, Portugal

JEL Classification: I10, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Pita Barros, Pedro Luis and Medalho Pereira, Isabel, Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants: Evidence from Portugal (July 1, 2009). United Nations Human Development Report Research Paper No. 2009/28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1595483 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1595483

Pedro Luis Pita Barros

Universidade Nova de Lisboa ( email )

Campus de Campolide
Lisboa, 1099-032
Portugal
+351 21 383 3624 (Phone)
+351 21 388 6073 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://ppbarros.fe.unl.pt

Isabel Medalho Pereira (Contact Author)

Evora University ( email )

Largo do Marques de Marialva, 8
Evora, Evora P7000
Portugal

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/isamedalho/

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