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Ethnic background, labor market attachment and severe morbidity: Hospitalization among immigrants in Sweden 1990-2001

Klinthäll, Martin LU (2008) In Journal of International Migration and Integration 9(1). p.45-61
Abstract
This article examines differences in health among immigrants in Sweden from 1990 to 2001. Controlling for demographic characteristics, most immigrant groups display higher rates of hospitalisation than native Swedes, but when socio-economic factors are introduced, only Nordic immigrants display rates that are significantly higher than for Swedish-born individuals. High rates of hospitalisation among immigrants compared to Swedes seem to be explained by the socio-economic situation in Sweden rather than health conditions and socio-economic circumstances before immigration. There is a strong correlation between weak labour market integration and high levels of severe morbidity in non-Nordic immigrant groups.
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Immigrants, Labour market integration, Health, Morbidity
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Journal of International Migration and Integration
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9
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1
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45 - 61
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Springer
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1874-6365
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10.1007/s12134-008-0043-2
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English
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  abstract     = {This article examines differences in health among immigrants in Sweden from 1990 to 2001. Controlling for demographic characteristics, most immigrant groups display higher rates of hospitalisation than native Swedes, but when socio-economic factors are introduced, only Nordic immigrants display rates that are significantly higher than for Swedish-born individuals. High rates of hospitalisation among immigrants compared to Swedes seem to be explained by the socio-economic situation in Sweden rather than health conditions and socio-economic circumstances before immigration. There is a strong correlation between weak labour market integration and high levels of severe morbidity in non-Nordic immigrant groups.},
  author       = {Klinthäll, Martin},
  issn         = {1874-6365},
  keyword      = {Immigrants,Labour market integration,Health,Morbidity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {45--61},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of International Migration and Integration},
  title        = {Ethnic background, labor market attachment and severe morbidity: Hospitalization among immigrants in Sweden 1990-2001},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12134-008-0043-2},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2008},
}