Inequality

Congratulations to Jasmin Sandelson

March 9, 2017

Congratulations to Jasmin Sandelson, whose qualifying paper "Relational Resources: Poverty, Peer Support, and Adolescent Wellbeing" received the graduate student paper award from the Youth, Aging and the Life Course section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

We are sicker when we live in stingier societies

March 2, 2017

People living in the United States today live lives that are sicker and end earlier than people living in other high-income countries.  The facts are described in two recent reports [https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13497/us-health-in-international-perspective-shorter-lives-poorer-health and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK62369/] sponsored by the National Academy of Science. Jason Beckfield has joined sociologists, demographers, and epidemiologists in ongoing efforts to explain the growing US health disadvantage, and he recently published a new study in Social Science & Medicine that shows US life expectancy would be approximately 3-5 years longer if the US were not a social policy laggard.

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