Edited by Frank Trovato
Chapter 15: Reflections toward an organizing framework for the study of immigrant mortality
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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