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The Dynamics of Health and Return Migration

The Dynamics of Health and Return Migration
Type
Article (journal, blog, etc.)
Study
Country
Global
Organization
Plos Medicine
Year
2011
Authors
A. Davies, R.M. Borland, C. Blake, H.E. West

Return migration and health has received little attention in policy and research. This article will focus on the risk factors and social determinants of health during all phases of migration that can impact the health of returnees. It will highlight the diversity of returning migrants and illustrate through examples how return migration can influence the health of individuals and populations. The paper will conclude with policy recom.