This article presents a longitudinal study of employment, unemployment and health of migrant workers in Germany.
The analyses were conducted with longitudinal samples of the waves 1-6 (1984-1989) and the waves 6-9 (1989-1992) of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP).
German and migrant workers did not differ with respect to their health satisfaction but unemployed foreign workers were quite less satisfied with their health than unemployed Germans.
This corresponded with a high percentage of foreign unemployed (30-50%) who felt chronically ill.
A further examination of two (dichotomously formulated) principal investigation hypotheses could not show that the data support the explanation that the poorer health of unemployed migrants was caused by the unemployment situation.
The results are interpreted in the way that the unemployed migrants'poorer health can be explained with (health) selection processes in the labour market.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat sanitaire, Chomage, Immigrant, Santé, Travailleur étranger, Homme, Allemagne, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health status, Unemployment, Immigrant, Health, Foreign worker, Human, Germany, Europe, Follow up study, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0426812
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.