Health insurance coverage of Hispanic adults: An assessment of subgroup difference and the impact of immigration
This research explores the health insurance coverage of various Hispanic subgroups in comparison to non-Hispanic whites and blacks. The impact of immigration status is also considered as we hypothesize that nativity, duration, and naturalization tap a possible process of structural acculturation that increases access to insurance coverage for Hispanic groups. We find that the immigration variables impact the type of insurance reported. However, race/ethnic disparities continue to exist, with the various Hispanic subgroups more likely to report miscellaneous government health insurance or no health insurance coverage as compared to non-Hispanic whites.
The Social Science Journal
Sociology & Anthropology
Durden, Elizabeth and Dean, Lucy G.. "Health insurance coverage of Hispanic adults: An assessment of subgroup difference and the impact of immigration." The Social Science Journal (2013) : 658-664.