Intergenerational and interethnic mental health: an analysis for the United Kingdom

Dorsett, R., Rienzo, C. and Weale, M. 2019. Intergenerational and interethnic mental health: an analysis for the United Kingdom. Population, Space and Place. 25 (2), p. e2195. doi:10.1002/psp.2195

TitleIntergenerational and interethnic mental health: an analysis for the United Kingdom
TypeJournal article
AuthorsDorsett, R., Rienzo, C. and Weale, M.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsMental health, ethnic group, immigration
Article numbere2195
JournalPopulation, Space and Place
Journal citation25 (2), p. e2195
ISSN1544-8452
Year2019
PublisherWiley
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/psp.2195
Publication dates
Published online27 Sep 2018
Published in printMar 2019

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