How do welfare state efforts and immigration incorporation policies impact minority health inequalities in Europe?

Harvard Pop Center Associate Director Jason Beckfield is an author on a paper published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior that finds that policies aimed at protecting minorities from discrimination across European countries correlate with smaller relative health inequalities.

A call to unite & act as health care & public health professionals face potential public health crisis if DACA is terminated

Harvard Pop Center faculty member and RWJF Health & Society Scholar program alum Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, has co-authored an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more in Medical Xpress.

How does Syrian refugee influx influence voting behavior and election outcomes in Turkey?

A working paper co-authored by by Bell Fellow Onur Altindag, PhD, shows that the massive influx of approximately three million Syrians into Turkey brought about only a modest drop in support for the AKP (the ruling Justice and Development party) and a statistically insignificant impact on election outcomes. The discussion paper is produced by IZA Institute … Continue reading “How does Syrian refugee influx influence voting behavior and election outcomes in Turkey?”

Study finds mental health benefits for those immigrants eligible for DACA

Harvard Pop Center faculty members—Atheendar S Venkataramani, MD, Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, and Alexander C Tsai, MD— along with recent Harvard RWJF Health & Society program alumnus Rourke O’Brien, PhD, and another colleague, are authors of this article in The Lancet Public Health that examines the health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. Photo credit: Jorge … Continue reading “Study finds mental health benefits for those immigrants eligible for DACA”