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International migration facing under-five mortality

Université Catholique de Louvain - LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE - 2020

Immigrants’ health is a challenge both in the countries of origin and in the host countries because of their particularly vulnerable status and their social and economic contribution both in the countries of origin and in the host countries. Immigrants experience many difficulties in their host country which are likely to affect their health and that of their children and therefore their survival. The purpose of this research is to analyse and compare the role of the migrant’s socio-demographic characteristics and that of the countries of origin and host countries on the under-five mortality of children born in France or Belgium to immigrant parents.
Our study will be based on the data from Permanent Demographic Sample in France and the Belgian population register by using a longitudinal quantitative models.