Socioeconomic Status

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  • People stand in line at Harlem's Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in New York City, May 9, 2020, photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters

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    How Are Americans Paying Their Bills During the Pandemic?

    Jun 3, 2020

    About one-third of U.S. households have experienced a decline in income as a result of COVID-19. Roughly 30 percent are having difficulties paying their bills, with these problems highly concentrated among low-income households, as well as black and Hispanic households.

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    The Decline of the American Middle Class

    Feb 25, 2021

    Depending on definition, the American middle class has been either receiving less income or shrinking in size since the '70s. The economic effects of the pandemic will likely generate further declines in the middle class and a disproportionate entry into the lower class.

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    Undocumented Immigrants Most Likely to Be Uninsured

    Undocumented immigrants are far less likely than any other group to have health insurance, accounting for up to one-third of the growth in the uninsured population in the United States in the past two decades.

    Jan 1, 2005

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    Socioeconomic Differences in the Adoption of New Medical Technologies

    This paper examines the short- and long-term diffusion of anti-hypertensive therapy and how that diffusion varies by a key SES marker, education.

    Jan 1, 2005

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    A Demographic Perspective on Our Nation's Future

    Demographic trends in the United States foreshadow major economic and social changes. Four major implications emerge: (1) The United States has experienced declining birth rates and a maturing age distribution. As the number of older adults increases and the needs of those adults find political expression, ...

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Demographic Trends Foreshadow Major Economic and Social Challenges

    Examines current population trends worldwide and in the United States, discusses implications for the United States, and explores public policy challenges these trends now pose.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Income and Mental Health: Unraveling Community and Individual Level Relationships

    Explores the relationships between mental disorders and socioeconomic status and environment and find a strong association between individual income and mental health.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    Converging Health Inequalities in Later Life: An Artifact of Mortality Selection?

    An emergent issue in the health inequalities debate is how socioeconomic status (SES) and physical health relate over the life course. Many studies indicate that the SES-health relationship diminishes in later life.

    Jan 1, 2000

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    Immigration in a Changing Economy: California’s Experience — Questions and Answers

    Using a question-and-answer framework, this book discusses the impact immigration has had on the state's demography, economy, people, and institutions, drawing lessons for California's future as well as for other states and the nation.

    Jan 1, 1998

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    Race Differences in Income

    Compares the entire nonwhite/white income distribution over time, for individuals, for families, and for males and females; corrects for age, educational, and occupational distribution; and uses a new technique for determining inequality within groups.

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Two Models of the Urban Crisis: An Analytical Essay on Banfield and Forrester

    This essay examines the arguments and evidence used in two recent models of the urban Edward C. Banfield's "The Unheavenly City" and Jay W. Forrester's "Urban Dynamics."

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Metaphors and Models: Inequalities and Disorder at Home and Abroad

    Essay from 1968 that explores the issues of racial and ethnic inequalities and social disorder both the U.S. and abroad.

    Aug 27, 1968

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    Making Up for Lost Time or Lost Utility: Casual Notes on Equality and Equity

    Written in 1968, these notes are some of many written for the author‘s clarification in the course of empirical work on race differences in income.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Joanna Carroll

    Research Programmer
    Education B.A. in mathematical methods in the social sciences, Northwestern University; MSc in statistics and social research methods, London School of Economics

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    Esther M. Friedman

    Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, University of California - Los Angeles

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    Jinkook Lee

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in family economics, Ohio State University

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    Alexandra Mendoza-Graf

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in political science, University of California, Berkeley

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    Monica Williams

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Education PhD in sociology, Texas A&M University; MA in criminal justice, Southern University at New Orleans; BA in history, University of New Orleans