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Immigration, Stress, and Social Support

Monday, 01 April, 2019

Immigrants who come the United States have a higher health status compared to their American counterparts, even though they have limited economic support. This phenomenon is widely studied and intriguing: Why do immigrants who come to a different country with little to no economic support have better health than someone living in the USA for more than 20 years? This talk will look at the relationships between immigration and stress, and how the role of social support mixes in.

This event discusses the relationship between stress, immigration and social support. It'll discuss the health of immigrants who come to USA and how social support provides a protective barrier against increased stress levels, thus making new immigrants healthier than their American counterparts.

The event will be in the Busch Student Center Room 251B.