Abstract

Abstract:

This study analyzes the structural factors shaping health insurance coverage and access to health care services among 290 Mexican and Mexican American women in the Chicago area. Higher education, income, and number of years spent in the United States predicted increased health insurance coverage and being born in the United States and having smaller households a greater use of medical services in the previous two years. Thus, structural factors more strongly shape the availability of health insurance than the use of medical services. Possibly, the use of medical services is shaped by other factors, including actual need for medical services.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2471-1039
Print ISSN
1090-4972
Pages
pp. 81-87
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-11
Open Access
No
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