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    Undocumented migrant maternal and child health care in Yokohama
    Stevens, Carolyn S. ; Lee, Setsuko ; Sawada, Takashi (Taylor and Francis, 2000-05)
    This article reports on undocumented migrant mothers' and children's access to public health care in the Kotobuki area of Yokohama's Naka Ward. Access is defined as the utilization of public health and social welfare programs, measured by the counselling activities of a volunteer group. This research also explores the role of the volunteer group as mediator between 'overstayers' and the public welfare system. These volunteer activities serve to fill gaps that exist between domestic immigration and welfare laws and the reality of undocumented migrants' lives in urban Japan.