MONDAY NOON WITH CHPR: January 14, 2008
A Monthly Colloquium Series
TITLE: Does the Hispanic Paradox in Mortality Extend to Disablement?
DATE: January 14, 2008
TIME: 12 PM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NUR 1.106, 1700 Red River Street
Dr. Mark Hay
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PhD, Director, Population Research Center
Professor of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
The University of Texas at Austin
ABSTRACT: National mortality estimates consistently suggest that Hispanic immigrants and native-born persons are very robust compared to non-Hispanic whites -- despite Hispanics' dramatically low levels of socioeconomic resources. Are Hispanics' mortality advantages brought about through the postponement of disease and disability? Or, do Hispanics' socioeconomic disadvantages translate into more years of disabled life? Demographic models show that the Hispanic paradox in mortality extends to disablement -- especially for males. Hispanic mortality advantages appear to reflect the postponement of disease and disability.