Migrants and Health in the Nordic welfare states

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This article probes into the health of migrants with a focus on the situation in the Nordic universal welfare states. The Nordic welfare states are further compared to each other with a comparison to the EU28 if possible, including investigation of the differences among the four Nordic countries. This is done by analyzing central parameters related to access to and inequality in health care.

The article concludes that ethnicity does not give rise by itself to differences in health care, including access to care, but can be seen as a marker of where health problems might arise due to other specific socioeconomic factors, such as the impact of economic inequality. Moreover, the healthy migrant paradox cannot be confirmed.
TidsskriftPublic Health Reviews
Udgave nummer9
Sider (fra-til)1-11
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 26 aug. 2016

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DOI: 10.1186/s40985-016-0023-6


  • migrants, health, nordic welfare states

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