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Israel (Issi) Doron and Nena Georgantzi

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Edited by Israel Doron and Nena Georgantzi

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Ageing, Ageism and the Law

European Perspectives on the Rights of Older Persons

Edited by Israel Doron and Nena Georgantzi

Europe is ageing. However, in many European countries, and in almost all fields of life, older persons experience discrimination, social exclusion, and negative stereotypes that portray them as different or a burden to society. This pivotal book is the first of its kind, providing a rich and diverse analysis of the inter-relationships between ageing, ageism and law within Europe.
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Edited by Israel Doron and Nena Georgantzi

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Edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg

Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg present the cutting edge of research covering the ever-expanding social capital field. With excellent contributions from leading academics, the Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health offers a developed examination of new research across sociology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and political science.
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K. Bruce Newbold

Physical and mental health variations are examined based on information in three Canadian data sources: the Canadian Community Health Survey, the National Population Health Survey, and the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, immigrants who arrived around the start of this period show an increasing trend in self-declared ‘fair or poor health’. A similar trend is observed among the Canadian-born and the total foreign- born population, but the migrant cohort of the mid-1990s had reduced proportions of respondents in fair or poor health. This suggests that while immigrants enjoy an initial health advantage early in their settlement experience, their advantage diminishes with time and increasingly approximates the overall health profile of the general population. Even though new immigrants are less likely to report having a chronic condition, the proportions with these types of health ailments rise notably over time.

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Frank Trovato

A number of explanations have been advanced in the migrant studies literature concerning health and mortality variations among migrant populations in western countries. Notwithstanding the explosive growth of the literature, an overarching theory currently does not seem possible. Therefore, it may be fruitful in the meantime to rely on the use of organizing frameworks suitable to a particular study setting to guide empirical investigations. A heuristic framework is proposed. The framework builds on the existing literature and can accommodate varied types of analyses.

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Gopal K. Singh and Lihua Liu

Mortality and life expectancy trends and differentials among immigrants and the US-born population are studied based on death certificate and population data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) and decennial censuses, as well as prospective data from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS). Survival regression models, age-specific and age-adjusted death rates, and standard life table methodology are used to analyze the nativity/immigrant differentials. Variations are also examined with respect to nativity discrepancies in health status, chronic disease morbidity, disability, injuries, mental health, health-risk behaviors such as obesity, physical inactivity, diet, smoking, alcohol use, and hypertension, health-care access and use. In the final section of this chapter the authors provide a brief but insightful overview of refugee health in the United States.