Healthcare assimilation of immigrants

Research output: Working paper


Full access to healthcare is an important driver of immigrant integration. Existing
literature shows that there are multiple de facto barriers for migrants to access healthcare even when they are legally entitled to them. This paper examines how time since arrival impacts immigrants’ access to healthcare, a novel research question adding to the existing literature on migrant assimilation. We use survey data collected from about 800 Cape Verdean immigrants in the Lisbon Metropolitan
Area. The findings show that immigrants do assimilate in terms of access to healthcare. These results are robust when controlling for sample selection.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Publication series

NameNOVAFRICA Working Paper
ISSN (Electronic)2183-0843


  • Cape verde
  • Portugal
  • Migration
  • Integration
  • Assimilation
  • Healthcare


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