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Mothering Here and Mothering There: International Migration and Postbirth Mental Health.

Author(s): Stephanie S. Bouris, Lisa A. Merry, Amy Kebe, and Anita J. Gagnon,

Date: 10/2012

Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology International Volume 2012

Summary:
The authors of this study sought to (1) examine the background characteristics and mental health profile of women separated from their children due to migration and subsequently giving birth in Canada (“dual-country (DC) mothers”) and (2) contrast these with those of “non-dual-country” migrant mothers.

Is There Really a Backlash Against Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index

Author(s): Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka

Date: 10/2012

Source: Gritim Working Paper Series - Number 14, Autumn 2012

Summary:
This paper challenges the view that in much of the western world, and particularly in Europe, there is a widespread perception that multiculturalism has ‘failed’ and that governments who once embraced a multicultural approach to diversity are turning away, adopting a strong emphasis on civic integration. The paper presents an index of the strength of multicultural policies for European countries and several traditional countries of immigration at three points in time (1980, 2000 and 2010).

Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians

Author(s): Statistics Canada

Date: 10/2012

Source: Statistics Canada

Summary:
More than 200 languages were reported in the 2011 Canadian Census of Population as a home language or mother tongue.

Expressed racial identity and hypertension in a telephone survey sample from Toronto and Vancouver, Canada: do socioeconomic status, perceived discrimination and psychosocial stress explain the relatively high risk of hypertension for Black Canadians?

Author(s): Gerry Veenstra

Date: 10/2012

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012, 11:58

Summary:
This paper adopts a social typology of salient racial identities in contemporary Canada, empirically documents consequent racial inequalities in hypertension in an original survey dataset from Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, and then attempts to explain the inequalities in hypertension with information on socioeconomic status, perceived experiences with institutionalized and interpersonal discrimination, and psychosocial stress.

A qualitative study into the use of formal services for dementia by carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Author(s): Christopher Shanley, Desiree Boughtwood, Jon Adams, Yvonne Santalucia, Helena Kyriazopoulos, Dimity Pond, and Jeffrey Rowland7

Date: 10/2012

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:354

Summary:
This study addresses a lack of literature on the use of formal services for dementia by people from CALD backgrounds by examining the experiences and perceptions of dementia caregiving within four CALD communities – Italian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic-speaking – in south western Sydney, Australia.

Moving from rhetoric to reality: adapting Housing First for homeless individuals with mental illness from ethno-racial groups

Author(s): Vicky Stegiopoulos, Patricia O'Campo, Agnes Gozdzik, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam, Simon Corneau, Aseefa Sarang and Stephen Hwang

Date: 10/2012

Source: BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:345

Summary:
This paper presents the findings of an early implementation and fidelity evaluation of the Housing First intervention for homeless individuals with mental illness Program.

A study of Iranian immigrants' experiences of accessing Canadian health care services: a grounded theory

Author(s): Mahdieh Dastjerdi, Karin Olson and Linda Ogilvie

Date: 09/2012

Source: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012, 11:55

Summary:
The aim of this study was to explore and understand the experience of Iranian immigrants who accessed Canadian health care services. Research with immigrants is useful for learning about strategies that newcomers develop to access health care services.

Ethnic Differences in Disability Prevalence and Their Determinants Studied over a 20-Year Period: A Cohort Study

Author(s): Emily D. Williams, Therese Tillin, Peter Whincup, Nita G. Forouhi and Nishi Chaturved

Date: 09/2012

Source: Plos One Volume 7, Issue 9

Summary:
The objective of this study was to compare disability prevalence rates in the major ethnic groups in the UK and understand the risk factors contributing to differences identified.

Waiting for a Wife: Transnational Marriages and the Social Dimensions of Refugee ‘Integration’

Author(s): Lisa Ruth Brunner, Jennifer Hyndman & Alison Mountz

Date: 09/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-12: SEPTEMBER 2012

Summary:
The paper poses the research question: What is refugee integration? What impedes the social integration of refugees from Aceh, Indonesia, all of whom who were resettled to Vancouver, BC?

Return Migrant or Diaspora: An Exploratory Study of New Generation Chinese-Canadian Youth Working in Hong Kong

Author(s): Miu-Chung Yan, Sean Lauer, Ching Man Lam and Sherman Chan

Date: 09/2012

Source: Metropolis Working Paper Series: No. 12-13: SEPTEMBER 2012

Summary:
The research question of this paper asks: Is the search for better economic opportunity the motivation of their relocation to Hong Kong? If so, then why did they choose Hong Kong instead of other countries such as the USA, which is geographically closer to their family? How do they perceive their connections with Hong Kong and Canada?


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