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.
Americans ages 55 to 64 suffer from diseases such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, and lung cancer at rates up to twice those seen among similar aged people in England. Obesity is more common in the U.S. and Americans get less exercise.
People of lower socio-economic status (SES) appear to always have much worse health outcomes. At least until the end of life, at each age every movement down in income is associated with being in poorer health.
Changes in family, school, and schooling measures have impacted mathematics achievement among black and Latino groups. While the black-white and Latino-white test score gap has narrowed, significant disparities remain.
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.
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.
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.
Rising economic inequality has significant implications on young men's timing of marriage. In particular, the pace of marriage formation depends on the difficulty of the male's career transition as well as on race and schooling.
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.