Health inequalities among migrant and native-born populations in Greece in times of crisis: the MIGHEAL study

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  • Theoni Stathopoulou
  • Per Stornes
  • Aliki Mouriki
  • Anastasia Kostaki
  • Jennifer Cavounidis
  • Lydia Avrami
  • Courtney L. McNamara
  • Rapp, Carolin Hjort
  • Terje A. Eikemo

This article presents the MIGHEAL study, which was developed in parallel with the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 7 (2014). Conducted in Greece in 2016 by the National Centre for Social Research, the study was specifically designed to further our understanding of how health varies by social status, focusing particularly on migrant status. In the current article, we report results on health status (non-communicable diseases, self-reported health and depressive symptoms) and health determinants (risky health behaviours, social determinants and access to health care) in Greece, among migrants and native-born. Estimates for the Greek overall population are compared with the European ones (using the ESS 2014 data) and discussed with reference to the ongoing economic and social crisis in Greece. The study provides evidence of social inequalities in health, complementing the pan-European documentation, and supports prior research, which has identified negative health consequences of the crisis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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