Migration and health : a research methods handbook / edited by Marc B. Schenker, Xóchitl Castañeda, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz.

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Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2014.
1 online resource (537 p.)
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Research -- Methodology.
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The study of migrant populations poses unique challenges owing to the mobility of these groups, which may be further complicated by cultural, educational, and linguistic diversity as well as the legal status of their members. These barriers limit the usefulness of both traditional survey sampling methods and routine public health surveillance systems. Since nearly 1 in 7 people in the world is a migrant, appropriate methodological approaches must be designed and implemented to capture health data from populations. This effort is particularly important because migrant populations, in comparison to other populations, typically suffer disparities related to limited access to health care, greater exposure to infectious diseases, more occupational injuries, and fewer positive outcomes for mental health and other health conditions. This path-breaking handbook is the first to engage with the many unique issues that arise in the study of migrant communities. It offers a comprehensive description of quantitative and qualitative methodologies useful in work with migrant populations. By providing information and practical tools, the editors fill existing gaps in research methods and enhance opportunities to address the health and social disparities migrant populations face in the United States and around the world.
1. Introduction
2. Studying Migrant Populations: General Considerations and Approaches
3. Life Course Epidemiology: A Conceptual Model for the Study of Migration and Health
4. Use of Existing Health Information Systems in Europe to Study Migrant Health
5. Use of National Data Systems to Study Immigrant Health in the United States
6. The Community-Based Migrant Household Probability Sample Survey
7. Respondent-Driven Sampling for Migrant Populations
8. Time-Space Sampling of Migrant Populations
9. Prior Enumeration: A Method for Enhanced Sampling with Migrant Surveys
10. Telephone-Based Surveys
11. Case-Control Studies
12. Longitudinal Studies
13. Ethnographic Research in Migration and Health
14. Participant Observation and Key Informant Interviews
15. Focus Groups/Group Qualitative Interviews
16. Full Circle: The Method of Collaborative Anthropology for Regional and Transnational Research
17. Photovoice as a Methodology
18. Ethical Issues across the Spectrum of Migration and Health Research
19. Community-Based Participatory Research: A Promising Approach for Studying and Addressing Immigrant Health
20. Occupational Health Research with Immigrant Workers
21. Methodological Recommendations for Broadening the Investigation of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants
22. Working Internationally
23. Binational Collaborative Research
24. Ensuring Access to Research for Nondominant Language Speakers
25. Extended Case Study: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Internal Migrant Access to Health Care and the Health System's Response in India
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Schenker, Marc, editor.
Castañeda, Xochitl, editor.
Rodriguez-Lainz, Alfonso, 1958- editor.
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10.1525/9780520958494 doi
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