PMH members Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Joanna Almeida have co-edited a Special Issue (December 2012) of Social Science & Medicine (the world’s most cited social science journal, publishing cutting edge social science research in health) on “Place, Migration and Health”. The papers in this special issue highlight promising new directions in research on immigrant health. They provide a thorough view of how place and migration patterns influence the health of immigrants, as well as that of their families and the communities they emigrate from and immigrate to. The papers examine different theories and methods currently used to understand immigrant health issues, propose new ones for consideration, and raise important questions about how both sending and receiving countries can impact the health of immigrant populations.
For more information, see:
Acevedo-Garcia, D., Almeida, J. Special Issue introduction: Place, migration and health. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 75, Issue 12, December 2012, Pages 2055-2059