Global inequalities in assessment of migrant and ethnic variations in health

Raj Bhopal, Snorri B. Rafnsson

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Abstract

This paper briefly recaps the role of migration in creating multi-ethnic societies, the main types of migration and/or ethnicity studies, and the power and potential of such studies. Next, the paper examines whether opportunities are being grasped globally, and whether information systems exist to grasp these opportunities. The paper concludes that there are massive global inequalities in the use of migration status and ethnicity as epidemiological variables, to the detriment of global health. A strategic approach to improve matters is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Health
Volume126
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Migration
  • Inequalities
  • Global health
  • Research
  • Surveillance

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