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Pereira, Isabel, and Pedro Pita Barros (2009). "Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants : Evidence from Portugal" Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the HDCA, 10-12 September 2009, Lima, Peru.
This paper studies the performance of immigrants relative to natives, in terms of their health status, use of health care services, lifestyles, and coverage of health expenditures. We base the analysis on international evidence that identified a healthy immigrant effect, complemented by empirical research on the Portuguese National Health Survey. Furthermore, we assess whether differences in health performance depend on the personal characteristics of the individuals or can be directly associated with their migration experience.