Rising temperatures may lower your spirits, sense of well-being

Former Harvard Pop Center fellows Clemens Noelke, Mark McGovern, and Daniel Corsi, along with Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, are among the authors of a study published in Environmental Research that looked at temperature and emotional well-being in a sample of 1.9 million Americans over a six-year period. Temperatures over 70 degrees were associated with reduced positive emotions, and increased negative emotions and fatigue, particularly among less educated and older Americans. Photo: DVNET on Flickr

Among older workers, are recessions linked to lowered CVD risk? It depends.

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Mauricio Avendano and former Bell Fellow Clemens Noelke have published a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that suggests that economic recessions may be protective against CVD disease among older workers who remain employed, but may increase risk of CVD among those who experience a job loss during this period.

Does work stress combined with family circumstances impact mortality of US mothers?

Many previous studies have separately linked job stress and family circumstances with later-life mortality among working mothers, but a new study published in Social Science & Medicine by Recent Pop Center Fellow Erika Sabbath, Harvard Pop Center Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, former Bell Fellow Clemens Noelke, and Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman explores how job stress combined with family circumstances, such as being a single mother, may jointly impact…

Latest Bow Street Bulletin, Harvard Pop Center’s newsletter, available now

The Winter 2015 edition of the Bow Street Bulletin is available on our website now. The study by Pop Center Research Associate Clemens Noelke and Pop Center faculty member Jason Beckfield on recession, job loss and health in older US adults is the cover story. Plus, learn more about the recent achievements of Pop Center faculty, fellows, affiliates and staff, as well as about  upcoming seminars and events.