Hospitals face penalties for excess readmissions among Medicare patients. This study found that adding race/ethnicity and SES factors to the readmission calculation would have modest financial effects on hospitals and Medicare.
Migrant children tend to have lower educational performance and are more likely to leave school early than native children. However, other factors can explain the differences, such as language barriers, socioeconomic disadvantages, or a lack of parental engagement with the child's education.
Ugandans living with medically stable HIV are able to repay microcredit loans; paired with business training, the loans can help this vulnerable population improve their weekly income and build assets.
Women living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be more susceptible to air pollution-related health effects, but individual and neighborhood SES did not affect the positive association between long-term fine particulate matter and cardiovascular disease.
The earnings gap between high school and college graduates has grown with each generation, but even a college degree does not ensure a good income. Just as the nature of jobs for high school graduates has been changing due to consolidation, trade, and technology, the quality of employment for college graduates is beginning to shift.
Research has fueled concerns about how income inequality drives inequality of opportunity. Commonsense approaches such as improvements in education and access to quality health care have been shown to provide young people with better opportunities.
Rising income inequality can affect outcomes for children of parents with lower incomes by limiting their opportunities. Understanding the extent to which inequalities in opportunity and outcomes are related can help determine which policies have the most potential to level the playing field.
Israel faces economic and social challenges. The government has not developed and implemented strategic responses to socioeconomic problems that demand longer-term policy action. How can it form and implement a socioeconomic strategy and take a long-term view of these issues?
We are concerned in this paper with measuring health outcomes among the elderly in Zhejiang and Gansu provinces, China, and examining the relationships between different dimensions of health status and measures of socio-economic status (SES).
RAND Europe and University of Cambridge researchers are seeking to determine how currently-available proxies for socio-economic deprivation compare to the rich measures of socio-economic circumstances in terms of their power to predict pupils’ achievement.