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Triple-negative breast cancer among black women in the US varies by birthplace
A new study finds substantial variation in the prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer among black women with breast cancer by birthplace in the United States. (2019-06-13)
Courts' sentencing of Hispanic defendants differs by destination, citizenship, year
A new study examined whether federal courts in areas where Hispanics have historically immigrated handed out sentences differently than federal courts in areas that are new destinations for Hispanic immigration, and how those sentences differed by citizenship. (2019-06-10)
Information and language in news impact prejudice against minorities
Researchers at the Institute of Psychology show how news about immigrants and language describing immigrants shape prejudice against immigrants and other social minorities, as part of the project 'Immigrants in the Media.' For instance, nouns used for describing the ethnicity of immigrants enhance prejudice against immigrants more than adjectives. (2019-05-23)
Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time
With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Oxford. (2019-05-23)
Increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder among children with immigrant father
Children born in Finland who had an immigrant father were two times more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD than those with two Finnish parents, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland. (2019-05-09)
Immigrants: citizens' acceptance depends on questions asked
How many immigrants per year should Switzerland be prepared to welcome? (2019-05-02)
Rurality, social identity is driving polarization in Iowa
What will shape voter attitudes heading into the 2020 election? (2019-04-22)
Entrepreneurs emerge as a force in Europe's refugee emergency
Economic stagnation and a resurgence of racist nationalism are shaping conversations about what it means to be Italian in the 21st century. (2019-04-17)
A simple nudge leads low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship
Through a randomized field experiment, researchers at Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab demonstrate that a low-cost nudge informing immigrants about their eligibility for a federal fee waiver increased rates of citizenship applications. (2019-04-15)
How societal attitudes, political rhetoric affect immigrants' health
For immigrants to the United States, the current political climate, and debates over issues such as a border wall, become part of the environment that influences their health, according to a new University of Washington study. (2019-04-09)
Study focuses on link between child feeding and health among Marshallese immigrants
A recent study of child-feeding habits among Marshallese in Arkansas is a step toward lowering rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, which affect this population at higher rates than the US population in general. (2019-03-26)
Migrants are their country's best and brightest
It flies in the face of popular perception -- but people who choose to emigrate are those with the best education. (2019-03-25)
Older immigrants living in US more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts
Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the 'American Dream' are more satisfied with their lives in the 'land of the free' than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University. (2019-03-20)
Health insurance associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease among aging immigrants
Aging immigrants' risk for cardiovascular disease may be heightened by their lack of health insurance, particularly among those who recently arrived in the United States, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. (2019-03-19)
Cross-regional study of Russian teachers' attitudes towards cultural diversity
Many countries today face the difficulties of teaching kids of religious and ethnic minorities. (2019-03-15)
Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years
A new paper published in the Review of Economic Studies finds that US counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. (2019-03-12)
Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer
According to the results of a new study led by a researcher from the University of California, Riverside, a subset of women living in the US may be at higher risk for breast cancer than previously observed. (2019-02-28)
UK prejudice against immigrants amongst lowest in Europe
A new study published in Frontiers in Sociology challenges prevailing attitudes on Brexit, the nature of prejudice, and the social impact of modernization. (2019-02-26)
A disconnect between migrants' stories and their health
While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. (2019-02-25)
Political corruption scars young voters forever, new research finds
New research by Bocconi University, Milan, finds that political corruption has a long-term scarring effect on trust in democratic institutions and on voters' behavior and that such an effect differs according to one's age cohort, with first-time voters at the time of corruption revelation still being affected 25 years later. (2019-02-22)
Chaotic home lives define 'Dreamer' experience
New research provides the first national estimates of the living arrangements for 'Dreamers' by comparing undocumented immigrants' households to those of documented immigrants and U.S.-born groups. (2019-02-05)
South Asians at risk for tuberculosis often are not tested
Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. (2019-01-30)
Study details a path for treating Latinos with mental health and substance misuse symptoms
A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital -- in collaboration with two teams in Spain and collaborators in the US and Puerto Rico -- has tested a novel preventive intervention designed to provide tailored treatment for Latino immigrants with both mental health and substance misuse symptoms. (2019-01-11)
Study: Immigrant kids deliberately build STEM skills
US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings from scholars at Duke University and Stanford University. (2019-01-08)
Research shows biases against immigrants with non-anglicized names
Using variations of the 'trolley-dilemma' where people choose who to save or not save others in a hypothetical situation, social psychologists show that for certain groups, under certain conditions in a hypothetical scenario, having an anglicized name means you're more likely to be saved than if you kept your original Asian or Arab name. (2018-12-26)
Study compares scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants
A unique opportunity made it feasible for uninsured patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received emergency-only dialysis in Dallas, Texas, to enroll in private, commercial health insurance plans in 2015 and that made it possible for researchers to compare scheduled vs. emergency-only dialysis among undocumented immigrants with ESRD. (2018-12-21)
Deportation: Noncitizens fare better in counties that are 20-40 percent Hispanic
An exhaustive new analysis of deportation practices across the country reveals a 'protective effect' for noncitizens living in communities that are 20 percent to 40 percent Hispanic. (2018-12-12)
Understanding the current rise of the far right using Marx and Lacan
The article posits several arguments suggesting that we must turn to thinkers Marx and Lacan and the philosophical concepts they coined to understand the rise of the far right. (2018-12-04)
Alcohol use may increase among Hispanic Americans as they become more 'Americanized'
Data from over 68,000 Hispanic Americans, including first-generation immigrants and native-born individuals, indicate that people in this group who are more 'Americanized' are more likely to be drinkers, consume alcohol at greater intensity, experience more negative consequences associated with alcohol use and affect women more than men. (2018-11-26)
The power of social support
In most animal societies, members of one sex dominate those of the other. (2018-11-19)
Risk of cancer mortality may increase for successive generations of Latino immigrants
Latinos in the United States experienced an overall increased risk of cancer death with each generation born in this country. (2018-11-02)
Fear of disloyalty drives bias against bicultural immigrants
Members of a majority group tend to hold negative views of minority-group individuals who claim more than one identity, according to new Yale-led research. (2018-11-01)
Immigration to the United States changes a person's microbiome
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness have new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person's arrival in the United States. (2018-11-01)
Measuring immigrant integration
Researchers at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University and ETH Zurich developed a new pragmatic survey tool to measure immigrant integration. (2018-10-23)
Societies can remain distinct despite migration
Countries around the world can retain distinct cultures despite migration, new research shows. (2018-10-17)
White Americans see many immigrants as 'illegal' until proven otherwise, survey finds
Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled 'shithole' nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests. (2018-10-11)
Immigration restrictions for EU citizens could damage UK research and healthcare
An analysis of senior European scientists and doctors working in the UK underlines the high risk of considerable damage to the UK's science output and international research reputation caused by any post-Brexit immigration restrictions, as well as an associated reduction in healthcare quality. (2018-10-10)
Immigrant, refugee youth most likely to visit the ED with a new mental health problem
Refugee and immigrant youth in Ontario may face barriers to accessing mental health services through primary care, say the authors of a study of emergency department visits published in CMAJ. (2018-10-09)
Medicaid expansion improved immigrants' access to health care, but disparities persist
Though the percentage of uninsured noncitizens decreased after the ACA went into effect, noncitizens were still nearly three times more likely to be uninsured than native citizens in 2015. (2018-10-01)
Europeans receptive to new welfare policy ideas
A new report explains European attitudes towards the welfare state, as measured in Round 8 (2016/17) of the European Social Survey. (2018-09-26)
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