Tag Archives: health

Children’s health problems prevent families from moving out of high- to low-poverty neighborhoods

Arcaya_Subu_WatersHarvard Pop Center researchers, including visiting scientist and former fellow Mariana Arcaya and faculty members SV Subramanian, and Mary C. Waters are authors on a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that found that when families were given an option to move out of a high-poverty neighborhood and move to a low-poverty neighborhood, those families with a sick child were less likely to take advantage of the opportunity to move. Learn more in this news brief by MIT.

Height & health; new study looks at adults in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa

Mark McGovernPGDA Fellow Mark McGovern, PhD,  has published a paper in The Journal of the Economics of Ageing that shows a positive association between height and various measures of health in adults in six emerging economies, each expected to experience significant increases in the mean age of their populations over the coming decades.

Health problems increase risk of Hurricane Katrina survivors living in poor neighborhoods

Arcaya_Subu_WatersA study published in PNAS by Pop Center Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, ScD,  Faculty Members S V Subramanian (Subu), PhD, and Mary C. Waters, PhD, and colleague explores health as a determinant of neighborhood attainment (as opposed to the more typical theme of neighborhood effects on health) amongst Hurricane Katrina survivors.

HSPH & Pop Center faculty co-author paper on income inequality and sexually transmitted infections in the US

HSPH and Pop Center faculty members SV Subramanian, Till Bärnighausen, and
Ichiro Kawachi  have co-authored a recently published paper on a novel framework for evaluating the relationship between income inequality and sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

Socio-Economic Factors and Smoking

Pop Center Bell fellow, Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, examines the socio-demographic and health factors associated with initiating and quitting smoking in Mexico in his paper “Links Between Socio-Economic Circumstances and Changes in Smoking Behavior in the Mexican Population: 2002-2010.

 

 

Urbanization and Child Mortality

Pop Center faculty members, Gunther Fink and Kenneth Hill, examine the effects of increased urbanization on child mortality in developing countries in the Harvard School of Public Health study: “Urbanization and Child Mortality – Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys.