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|Abstract:||Abundant US research documents an “immigrant advantage” in children’s physical health. This article extends consideration to the United Kingdom, permitting examination of a broader group of immigrants from disparate regions of the world and different socioeconomic backgrounds. Drawing on birth cohort data (ages 0–5) from both countries (N=4,139 and N=13,381), the analysis considers whether the children of immigrants have a physical and mental health advantage around the beginning of elementary school, and whether advantage is more pronounced among low-educated populations. Findings indicate that the children of immigrants are not uniformly healthier than those in native-born families. Rather, there is heterogeneity in the immigrant advantage across outcomes, and evidence of both greater advantage and disadvantage among children in low-educated immigrant families.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||11-Sep-2012|
|Citation:||Jackson, Margot I., Kiernan, Kathleen, McLanahan, Sara. (2012). Immigrant-Native Differences in Child Health: Does Maternal Education Narrow or Widen the Gap?. Child Development, 83 (5), 1501 - 1509. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01811.x|
|Pages:||1501 - 1509|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Child Development|
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