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Weekend Reads | The ‘Hispanic Health Paradox’

by Kevin Schofield

This weekend’s read is a recent article by three Hispanic economics professors who have been attempting to unravel what’s known as the “Hispanic health paradox.” Here is their description of the paradox:

“Hispanics in the United States tend to have lower household income, education, and health insurance coverage when compared to non-Hispanic Whites. Despite these economic disadvantages, paradoxically, Hispanics have displayed an equality with or even advantages over other minority groups and non-Hispanic Whites across a wide range of health outcomes.”

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