Previous studies on the mental health of immigrants in the United States have shown that foreign-born Asians and Latinos have better mental health status than their U.S.-born counterparts. Twenty-five percent of immigrants who come to the United States are from Asia. In this paper, the authors examine whether age at the time of immigration affects the relationship between perceived socioeconomic status and mental health. The analysis used data from the National Latino and Asian American Survey. The sample group consisted of 1,451 foreign-born individuals aged 25 years.
Further research is needed to better understand the mental health of diverse immigrant Americans.