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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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