Pilot study on the health status of immigrant women and their children

The purpose of this pilot research project is to identify and assess the causative factors related to favorable pregnancy outcomes of immigrant mothers in the U.S. This pilot will target women of primarily Mexican origin living on Chicago's South side and will determine the feasibility of, and sharpen the research design for, a future comparative national project. Recently, health specialists have cited difficulty in explaining the current "paradox" of better Hispanic health in spite of their lower than average socio-economic positions and exposures to high risk. The explanations for this paradox cannot be fully rationalized without more data than is currently available.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $59,374.00

Awarded on: 8/26/1997

Time frame: 9/1/1997 - 12/31/1999

Grant Number: 30613


University of Wisconsin-Madison

610 Walnut Street
Madison, 53726-2336


Alberto B. Palloni
Project Director