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Migration and Health. Ontological Security and Pluralist Inclusion

ContributorsCattacin, Sandroorcid
Published inMigrants and Healthcare: Responses by European Regions, Editors World Health Organization, p. 1-19
PublisherCopenhagen : World Health Organization
Publication date2010

This chapter is an attempt to analyse the relationship between Migration and Health from the point of view of migrants and their environment, as well as that of the health care providers embedded in a political and institutional framework.2 Three main arguments are developed. Firstly, we describe the change in post-World War II Europe from the “healthy migrant effect” to the “unhealthy migrant effect”, which secondly coincided with the change from homogenous to heterogeneous societies and in particular from the acculturation perspective to the perspective of difference sensitivity in the provision of health services. Thirdly, we want to give some insights into the differentiation of institutional and political answers to these challenges on health and migration in Europe.

  • Migration Studies
  • Migration
  • Health
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CATTACIN, Sandro. Migration and Health. Ontological Security and Pluralist Inclusion. In: Migrants and Healthcare: Responses by European Regions. Copenhagen : World Health Organization, 2010. p. 1–19.
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