American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

New York State Psychiatric Institute
at Columbia University Medical Center
Biostatistics Seminar



THE LINK BETWEEN MIGRATION AND HEALTH:
A LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF INDONESIAN DATA

by

Yao Lu, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
Columbia University


Abstract

There is growing evidence that population migration and health are intertwined in complex ways. Using high quality longitudinal data from Indonesia, this research examines both how health may affect migration decisions, and how changing socioeconomic and psychosocial conditions associated with migration may have implications for the health of migrants and family members left behind in sending areas. The longitudinal and multilevel aspects of the data are exploited to address several sources of bias.

Biographical Note

Yao Lu, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on using statistical methods to understand various causes and consequences of migration. Her current work examines health at each stage of the migration processes, from the decision to move, to the adjustment at destination and eventual return to the origin. Currently she is also working on a national survey project to collect data on internal migration and health in China.


Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Location: New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
6th Floor Multipurpose Room (6602)
New York, New York
(Directions)

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED

Coffee: 2:45 to 3:00 P.M.
Reception: 4:00 to 4:30 P.M.


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