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Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet


Immigration and health are two of the most contentious issues facing policy makers today. Policies that relate to both issues—to the health of newcomers—often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, their health, and their impact on health care systems. Although immigrants are typically younger and healthier than natives, and many newcomers play a vital role in providing care in their new lands, natives are often reluctant to extend basic health care to immigrants. Likewise, many nations turn against immigrants when epidemics strike, falsely believing that native populations can be kept well ... More

Keywords: global public good, health care, health policy, immigration, public health, right to health, solidarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780814789216
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Illingworth, author
Northeastern University

Wendy E. Parmet, author
Northeastern University