Ilana Redstone Akresh

Section 1


Associate Professor of Sociology
Center for Global Studies

Contact Information



  • Entry on Duration of Residence in Encyclopedia of Migration. . 2014.

Journal Articles

  • "Beyond English Proficiency: Rethinking Immigrant Integration." Social Science Research (2014):
  • "Home Equity of New Legal Immigrants to the United States: An Evaluation of Three Key Theoretical Perspectives." International Migration Review 47.3 (2013):
  • "Social Patterning in Body Mass Index (BMI) among Contemporary Immigrant Groups: the Emergence of a Gradient." Demography 50.3 (2012):
  • "U.S. Migration, Translocality, and the Acceleration of the Epidemiological Transition in Mexico." Annals of the American Association of Geographers 105.5 (2012):
  • "“Immigrants’ Religious Participation in the United States." Ethnic and Racial Studies 34.4 (2011):
  • "At the Intersection of Self and Other: English Language Ability and Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes." Social Science Research (2011):
  • "Using Achievement Tests to Measure Language Assimilation and Language Bias among Immigrant Children." Journal of Human Resources 46.3 (2011):
  • "Wealth Accumulation among U.S. Immigrants: A Study of Assimilation and Differentials." Social Science Research 40 (2011):
  • McConnell, Eileen D., and Ilana R. Akresh. ""Housing Cost Burden and New Lawful Immigrants in the United States"." Population Research and Policy Review (2010):
  • Frank, Reanne, Ilana R. Akresh, and Bo Lu. ""Latino Immigrants and the U.S. Racial Order: How and Where Do They Fit In?"." American Sociological Review (2010):
  • Akresh, Ilana R. ""Wealth Accumulation among U.S. Immigrants: A Study of Assimilation and Differentials"." Social Science Research (2010):
  • Akresh, Ilana R. ""Health Service and Hospital Usage Patterns among Immigrants to the United States"." Population Research and Policy Review 28.6 (2009): 795-816.
  • "Health Selection among New Immigrants." American Journal of Public Health 98.4 (2008):
  • "Occupational Trajectories of Legal U.S. Immigrants: Downgrading and Recovery." Population and Development Review 34.3 (2008): 435-456.
  • "Overweight and Obesity among Foreign-Born and U.S.-Born Hispanics." Biodemography and Social Biology 54.2 (2008): 183-199.
  • "Dietary Assimiliation and Health among Hispanic Immigrants to the United States." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48.4 (2007): 404-417.
  • "U.S. Immigrants Labor Market Adjustment: Additional Human Capital Investment and Earnings Growth." Demography 44.4 (2007): 865-881.

Research Interests

  • Population, Health, and Life Course