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Intergenerational and inter-ethnic mental health: an analysis for the UK

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Richard Dorsett, Cinzia Rienzo, Martin Weale

Original languageEnglish
Early online date27 Sep 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Sep 2018


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This paper uses a nationally representative data set to examine the extent to which family migration history helps explains inter-ethnic variations in mental health in the UK. We confirm that there is significant variation in mental health across ethnic group and generation of migration. Furthermore, we show how these dimensions interact. The analysis explores the extent to which neighbourhood, personal characteristics and migration experience are related to mental health. We find evidence that all are important. Our results are consistent with a dynamic view of migration and settlement whereby individuals' circumstances and how they might contribute to mental health change over time and across generations.

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