Sociology

Assimilation and Emerging Health Disparities among New Generations of US Children

Authors: Erin R. Hamilton, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Robert A. Hummer, and Yolanda C. Padilla. This article shows that the prevalence of four common child health conditions increases across generations (from first-generation immigrant children to second-generation U.S.-born children of immigrants to third-and-higher-generation children) within each of four major U.S. racial/ethnic groups.