Population Health

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Health and Migration

Kieron Barclay, Silvia Loi, Mikko Myrskylä, Jo Mhairi Hale (MPIDR / University of St Andrews, United Kingdom), Pekka Martikainen (MPIDR / University of Helsinki, Finland), Erin Hamilton (University of California, Davis, USA)

This project investigates the health conditions of ethnic minorities and migrants, the dynamics of the native-migrant health gap over time and across generations, and the effect of forced migration on mortality. Research on health inequalities by migration status and ethnicity is important for understanding overall health inequalities.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology, Life Course, Migration

Region keywords:

Finland, Italy, USA


Loi, S.; Li, P.; Myrskylä, M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-018. (2022)    
Caputo, J.; Li, P.; Kühn, M.; Brønnum-Hansen, H.; Oksuzyan, A.:
Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 1–14. (2021)    
Eibich, P.; Liu, C.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-012. (2020)    
Hamilton, E. R.; Patler, C. C.; Hale, J. M.:
Sociology Compass 13:6, e12695–e12695. (2019)    
Loi, S.; Hale, J. M.:
Demographic Research 40:32, 933–962. (2019)    
Loi, S.; Pitkänen, J.; Moustgaard, H.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-009. (2019)    
Haukka, J.; Suvisaari, J.; Sarvimäki, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 28:4, 587–593. (2017)
Nguyen, E. T.; Hale, J. M.:
International Migration 55:5, 44–61. (2017)    
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