Show Summary Details
Page of

Migration 

Migration
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 May 2021

This chapter reviews existing literature on the statistics of internal migration spanning across all the continents of the world to better understand the gigantic nature of this constantly occurring phenomenon especially in low- and middle-income countries. The chapter also focuses on the impact of internal migration on health by reviewing literature on phenomenon such as the ‘healthy migrant’. The possible implications of internal migration on mental health are detailed, including possible hypotheses underpinning the development of mental health issues in migrants and the chapter briefly reviews the possible resilient protective factors in migrants. Various studies on the impact of internal migration on the prevalence of common and severe mental illnesses from across the world are discussed in the text. The chapter ends with a section reviewing the existing literature on the problems faced by internal migrants in terms of availability and accessibility to quality health care and the need for macro-level healthcare reforms especially in developing nations such as India.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.