Multimedia Health and environment

Immigrants and Citizens: Equal in Health?

Even if immigrants arriving in Europe are in better health than native-born citizens, residing in their host country affects them much more negatively. According to Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah, Simon Combes, and Mohammad Abu-Zaineh, immigrants’ health deteriorates with the length of residence in the host country. Does discrimination go beyond the realm of social status to even impact health?

By Claire Lapique

Claire Lapique

AMSE, Aix-Marseille Université


Bousmah M.-a.-Q., Combes J.-B.S., Abu-Zaineh M, 2019, “Health differentials between citizens and immigrants in Europe: A heterogeneous convergence”, Health Policy, 123(2), 235-243