Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain.

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    • Affiliation:
      Alexander Academy, Vancouver, BC (Canada).
      Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
      Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research and Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
      Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China.
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    • Abstract:
      Objectives: In this study, we extend previous research by re-examining the ethnic density effects on mental health of British ethnic minorities and exploring how the relationship varies across generations at a lower geographic scale Lower Super Output Areas (official census geographical classification designed for the consistent reporting of local statistics). Methods: We used random intercept logistic multilevel models to analyze the second wave (2010-2011) of the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS). Results: The results show that after controlling for neighborhood deprivation, respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics, duration of stay in a neighborhood and moving preference, ethnic concentration has a detrimental effect on mental health for Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, black Caribbeans and black Africans. Moreover, the results show that the detrimental effects are particularly pronounced for the first-generation Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Indians compared to their second-generation counterparts. Conclusions: Policy interventions to ameliorate ethnic disadvantages in mental health may need to be more targeted to first-generation South Asian minorities living in ethnically clustered areas, and that previous research overlooking migration generation may conceal important internal differences within British ethnic minorities.
    • Journal Subset:
      Blind Peer Reviewed; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Health Promotion/Education; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • Instrumentation:
      12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)
    • ISSN:
      1087-3244
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9602338
    • Publication Date:
      20190826
    • Publication Date:
      20200124
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5
    • Accession Number:
      138182539
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YUDONG YAN et al. Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain. American Journal of Health Behavior, [s. l.], v. 43, n. 5, p. 924–936, 2019. DOI 10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=138182539&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 23 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang, Shun Gong. Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2019;43(5):924-936. doi:10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5.
    • APA:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang, & Shun Gong. (2019). Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain. American Journal of Health Behavior, 43(5), 924–936. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang, and Shun Gong. 2019. “Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-Examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain.” American Journal of Health Behavior 43 (5): 924–36. doi:10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5.
    • Harvard:
      Yudong Yan et al. (2019) ‘Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain’, American Journal of Health Behavior, 43(5), pp. 924–936. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang & Shun Gong 2019, ‘Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain’, American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 924–936, viewed 23 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yudong Yan, et al. “Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-Examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain.” American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 5, Sept. 2019, pp. 924–936. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang, and Shun Gong. “Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-Examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain.” American Journal of Health Behavior 43, no. 5 (September 2019): 924–36. doi:10.5993/AJHB.43.5.5.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yudong Yan, Shuyi Wang, Wanying Zhou, Senhu Wang, Shun Gong. Does Immigrant Generation Matter? Re-examining the Ethnic Density Effects on Mental Health of Ethnic Minorities in Britain. American Journal of Health Behavior [Internet]. 2019 Sep [cited 2020 Feb 23];43(5):924–36. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=138182539&custid=s6224580