The American Rescue Plan is expected to cut child poverty in the United States by more than 40 percent. The benefits are important to families today and could be compounded over the hundred years these children are expected to live.
Rewarding primary care physicians for providing better care to patients could end up widening medical disparities experienced by poorer people and by minorities. Increasing the number of primary care physicians is also not enough to boost U.S. health care quality and lower costs.
This study assesses the state of the art in determining the economic value of social programs for use in benefit-cost analysis (BCA). It finds that rarely are the benefits of social programs consistently or accurately monetized and suggests ways to advance the use of BCA in evaluating social programs' economic returns.
This fact sheet summarizes a study examining the variation of the intake of fruits and vegetables for blacks, whites, and Mexican Americans, in addition to the relationship between neighborhood socioeconomic status and this intake.
Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is positively associated with fruit and vegetable intake. Neighborhood SES partially explains black-white intake disparity and is differentially associated with white, black, and Mexican American intake.
Finds some disparities in the likelihood of postmastectomy reconstruction based on age, race, and radiation once reconstruction was discussed. Efforts to increase and improve discussions about reconstruction may decrease disparities.
Found socioeconomic disparities in health care quality and status for most of the indicators studied in four countries. These disparities in varied indicators underscore the importance of factors common to the systems or factors outside the system.
Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study of 1996, this article explores the effect of economic resources on the paid work experiences and living arrangements of first-year college students.
Assess racial and ethnic differences in rates of completion from publicly funded alcohol treatment programs, and estimate extent to which any identified racial differences in completion rates are related to differences in patient characteristics.