WBUR reports: MA home-based child care providers hit hard as a result of COVID-19

Harvard Pop Center faculty affiliate Stephanie Jones, PhD, the Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), and her colleagues compiled research focused … Continue reading “WBUR reports: MA home-based child care providers hit hard as a result of COVID-19”

Color-coded life expectancy: People in blue states are living longer than people in red

Our former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar Jennifer Karas Montez, along with our associate director Jason Beckfield, and their colleagues have published a study in The Milbank … Continue reading “Color-coded life expectancy: People in blue states are living longer than people in red”

Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19

With one out of two children in India suffering from one form of malnutrition, there are many more who are hovering just above that threshold. The findings of this paper … Continue reading “Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19″

The numbers are in; Eating disorders cost US $65 billion annually, affect 10% of population, and take a life every 52 minutes

Faculty affiliate S. Bryn Austin and colleagues have penned an op-ed in The Hill calling for government agencies and policymakers to ramp up data collection and research funding in order … Continue reading “The numbers are in; Eating disorders cost US $65 billion annually, affect 10% of population, and take a life every 52 minutes”

Gita Sen speaks out about impact of COVID-19 on global community of women, adolescents and children

Professor of global health and population Gita Sen, PhD, has collaborated on a Commentary published in The Lancet that warns about how the coronavirus pandemic is stressing the The Global … Continue reading “Gita Sen speaks out about impact of COVID-19 on global community of women, adolescents and children”

Narrowing in on disparities in life expectancy across the U.S. with help of census-tract level data

A study published in PNAS is the first to look at life-expectancy data at the local, state, and county levels across the U.S. Findings reveal significant disparities at the micro … Continue reading “Narrowing in on disparities in life expectancy across the U.S. with help of census-tract level data”