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 Quarterly that looks at how changes in state policies since the 1970s have impacted life expectancy in the United States. Read about the study in … Continue reading “Color-coded life expectancy: People in blue states are living longer than people in red”
Our Associate Director Jason Beckfield, along with then Harvard Pop Center Graduate Student Affiliate Katherine Morris and their colleague Clare Bambra, published a study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health that found that while European government spending on social investment policies was linked to lower levels of mortality related to cardiovascular disease across the … Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Taking another look at social investment policies and gender health equity (2019 study)”
The research project AAPI COVID-19 Project launched by the Harvard Sociology Department in partnership with UNESCO will investigate the increase in racism aimed at Asians in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard Pop Center Associate Director Jason Beckfield is serving as co-principal investigator on the team. Learn more in this piece in The … Continue reading “How is COVID-19 impacting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.? This team is going to find out…”
On Bloomberg.com, Harvard Pop Center Associate Director and Sociologist Jason Beckfield points to the deep structural problems with the organization of our society as the Covid-19 pandemic blatantly exposes workforce inequality.
Jason Beckfield, our associate director and Harvard sociologist, COMMENTS on a study that documents intergenerational social mobility over the past 165 years, applauding the study’s strengths (e.g., differentiating between relative and absolute mobility; large amount of data) and outlining some of its limits (e.g., ethnicity and gender are weak spots in population composition; lack of … Continue reading “Jason Beckfield: “Rising inequality is not balanced by intergenerational mobility””
Join Lisa Berkman, Nancy Krieger (series editor) and author Jason Beckfield as we celebrate his new book Political Sociology and the People’s Health. Jason will be on hand to sign copies, which will be available at a discount, and refreshments will be served.
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.
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Nancy Krieger and Associate Director Jason Beckfield have penned this op-ed in nydailynews.com that calls for sports stats geeks to put their quantitative skills to use to improve U.S. stats on deaths and injuries due to law enforcement.
Pop Center faculty members Nancy Krieger and Jason Beckfield have published a study analyzing 50 years of data on the age at which US-born Black and White women begin menstruation. Their works shows that trends in age at menarche vary by socioeconomic position (SEP and race/ethnicity) in ways that pose challenges to several leading clinical, … Continue reading “Age at Menarche: 50-Year Socioeconomic Trends Among US-Born Black and White Women.”
Given that health is improving at a greater rate among the better off than among those of lower socioeconomic status, will health inequities become greater over time? Pop Center faculty members Nancy Krieger and Jason Beckfield were part of a team that looked at 50 years of data on socioeconomic health inequities in the US. The study, published in … Continue reading “As population health improves, what happens to health inequalities?”