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Is there evidence of increased morbidity rates for minority and migrant groups?

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Discrimination, Equality
06/01/2012 - 12:58
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According to the the survey “Trajectories and Origins”, immigrant men and women are 30% and 80% respectively more likely to suffer from impaired health than men and women of the majority population – a gap almost disappearing when the comparison is made between persons with the same socioeconomic status. It means that, as far as health is concerned, the differences between the majority population and immigrants are mainly due to the latter’s “social characteristics and living conditions in France, less favourable than those of the majority population”. The immigrants from Turkey, North Africa and Portugal describe themselves most often in poor health.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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