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Posts Tagged ‘life expectancy’


Friday, December 9, 2011

Graduate sociology students sharpen their research

Life expectancy in the United States is on the rise – but not for everyone. Although many older Americans are healthier and more prosperous than any previous generation, rates of gains are inconsistent between the genders and across education levels and racial and ethnic groups.

Graduate student researchers at the Population Research Center (PRC) are working toward understanding these health disparities that continue to persist and grow in the United States, and to help extend our most precious resource: human life.

To help
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bridging the Longevity Gap: Sociologists Seek to Increase Life Expectancies for African Americans, Hispanics

Jessica Sinn, a member of the communications staff of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, wrote this post about Prof. Robert Hummer’s research into disparities in life expectancies between racial groups in the United States.

“Five years might seem like a modest gap, but lives are being lost prematurely and not in a color-blind fashion,” says sociologist Robert Hummer about life expectancy differences between white and blacks in the United States.

“Five years might seem like a modest gap, but lives are being lost prematurely and not in a color-blind fashion,” says sociologist Robert Hummer about life expectancy differences between white and blacks in the United States.

Thanks to improvements in education,
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