The Health of Returned Migrants in Mexico
Vignau Loría, María
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Scholars of immigrant health have studied the health of Mexican returned migrants as it relates to phenomena such as health acculturation or the Hispanic Health Paradox; however, there is a gap in our knowledge regarding how the post-return context and the process of reintegration impact health. Using data from the Mexican Migration Project, this study examines the health of returned migrants in Mexico with a cross-national perspective by looking at the relationship between their health trajectories during their time in the U.S. and their post-return health trajectories. I explore whether having had a negative, flat or positive change in health while being international migrants predicts differences in post-return health trajectories. My results suggest that those migrants whose health deteriorated while they were in the United States saw significant and substantial improvements once they were back in Mexico.
- Sociology