Working single mothers may be at slightly higher risk of heart disease, stroke & smoking

Learn more about the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, Faculty … Continue reading “Working single mothers may be at slightly higher risk of heart disease, stroke & smoking”

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 … Continue reading “Does work stress combined with family circumstances impact mortality of US mothers?”

Harvard Pop Center researchers to receive award for article on innovative use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has named four researchers affiliated with the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies as the recipients of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Awards … Continue reading “Harvard Pop Center researchers to receive award for article on innovative use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk”

Single motherhood before age 50 linked to poorer health later in life

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, is lead author on a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health that found that single motherhood before the age … Continue reading “Single motherhood before age 50 linked to poorer health later in life”

Pop Center researchers publish paper on use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk among US women

Researchers affiliated with the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies have published a study in the American Journal of Public Health that examines the use of sequence analysis as … Continue reading “Pop Center researchers publish paper on use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk among US women”

Maybe not everything gets better with time; a first long-term study of lifetime exposure to solvents and cognitive functioning

As reported in Time and Reuters, Harvard Pop Center fellow Erika Sabbath, ScD, and Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Cassandra A. Okechukwu, ScD, have published a study in Neurology … Continue reading “Maybe not everything gets better with time; a first long-term study of lifetime exposure to solvents and cognitive functioning”

New Study: The relationship among workplace characteristics, physical activity, and BMI

Pop Center faculty member Orfeu Buxton and post-doctoral fellow Erika Sabbath contributed to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examining the relationship of BMI, physical activity, … Continue reading “New Study: The relationship among workplace characteristics, physical activity, and BMI”