Immigrant Family Life
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The paper explores the lives of immigrants in the USA and quotes a study proving that immigrants who come to the United States live an average of three years longer than most people. The writer explains that this is in spite of the fact that immigrants are more likely to be poor and less likely to see a doctor. The paper explains their resilience but also shows how despite these statistics, immigrants and their families are subject to a number of stressors. Finally,the paper examines the effects of acculturate stress in Korean immigrants and includes a study of acculturation, stress, and depressive symptoms among Korean immigrants in the United States. Included is the complete study source.
From the Paper:"According to a study released in 2004 by the National Institutes of Health which reviewed million of death and health records from 1986-1994, found that immigrants who come to the United States actually live an average of three years longer that people who are born here (Pritchard pp). This life expectancy deficit is true for all races and reflects both immigrants' innate vitality and their reluctance to embrace Americans' drive-through, drive-everywhere mentality (Pritchard pp). What was most astonishing to researchers is that immigrants are more likely to be poor and less likely to see a doctor, which is usually a prescription for a shorter life (Pritchard pp). Researchers believe that lifestyle plays a large role, for immigrants are less likely to smoke and to be obese, however they are most likely to have been the most physically active and vigorous citizens in their homelands (Pritchard pp). To make the journey and spread roots, they must be resilient, and tend to benefit from stress-reducing social support networks, and have an outlook that appreciates the fact that they are better off than before, even when poor (Pritchard pp). Despite these statistics, immigrants and their families are subject to a number of stressors."
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