Harvard 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.
PGDA 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.
A 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.
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.”
Data from the past two decades confirms that more people are getting healthier as they age, finds David Cutler, Pop Center faculty member. Read more …
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.”
Mark Schuster, Pop Center faculty member, finds a strong association between perceived discrimination and racial/ethnic disparities in problem behaviors among pre-adolescent youths.
Pop Center faculty member, Till Baernighausen, investigates changes in population sexual behavior in response to the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART).