It is argued that minority status, despite some recent evidence to the contrary, is a risk factor for mental ill-health.
The evidence reviewed suggests that it is the experience at the local, rather than national, level that is critical.
The effect appears to be due to the reduced exposure to prejudice and increased social support that a consonant group offers.
The effect cannot be readily explained in terms of social selection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Intégration sociale, Support social, Minorité, Homme, Groupe social, Modèle, Admission hopital, Hôpital psychiatrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Social integration, Social support, Minority, Human, Social group, Models, Hospital admission, Psychiatric hospital
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0302321
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.