The Latina/o mental health paradox or racial/ethnic disparities? Depression among new immigrants to the U.S.

Sandra I Ramirez Garcia, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The Latino/a Mental Health Paradox states that the foreign-born immigrants have better mental health outcomes when compared with native-born groups of various ethno-racial backgrounds, with the gap in mental stress minimizing overtime. The objective of this study is to examine whether Latina/os immigrants suffer an ethno-racial disparity in mental health or if they have favorable mental health outcomes as predicted by the Paradox. Expanding on the Latina/o Mental Health Paradox, rather than comparing Latina/o immigrants with native-born, this study will compare depression among recently legalized Latina/os with recent legalized European immigrants.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Mental Health|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies|Health Sciences, Epidemiology

Recommended Citation

Ramirez Garcia, Sandra I, "The Latina/o mental health paradox or racial/ethnic disparities? Depression among new immigrants to the U.S." (2010). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1477820.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1477820

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