This study explores how migration-related health inequalities in Europe interact with migrant generation, occupational status and gender. The results reveal multiple relationships of health inequality that operate simultaneously and the complexity through which the combination of social privilege and disadvantage can have a particularly negative impact on individual health. The ‘healthy migrant effect’ seems to apply particularly for first-generation immigrants working as manual employees, and within occupational categories, in certain cases non-migrant women are more susceptible to poor health than migrant men. This evidence highlights how the health impact of migration is subject to additional dimensions of social positioning as well as the importance of an intersectional perspective for the monitoring of health inequalities in Europe.
Authors: A. Gkiouleka, T. Huijts
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