Locating diversity: Race, nativity and place in health disparities research

Sara McLafferty, Ranjana Chakrabarti

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Abstract

Nancy Krieger has been one of the leading voices in documenting how social 'axes of difference', including race, ethnicity and class make people vulnerable to poor health and limit their access to effective health care. We discuss the importance of 'locating' diversity in health inequalities research. This includes critically dissecting racial and ethnic axes into more nuanced social categories that incorporate differences based on immigration and other factors. It also involves considering how diverse population groups vary in their perception and use of space for health-related activities and exposures. Examples relating to immigrant populations' health and access to health care are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalGeoJournal
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Health inequalities
  • Immigrant health
  • Place

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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