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Karas Montez paper on college major, health cited in Pacific Standard

January 12, 2018

Pacific Standard

Jennifer Karas Montez

Jennifer Karas Montez

A research study co-authored by Jennifer Karas Montez, Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar of Aging Studies, was referenced in the Pacific Standard article, "Your College Major Predicts Midlife Health." "Compared to adults who majored in one of the most health-advantaged fields—business—adults majoring in some fields, such as psychology/social work and law/public policy, have nearly twice the odds of poor health," reports the research team led by Karas Montez. 

The study, "Does college major matter for women's and men's health in midlife? Examining the horizontal dimensions of educational attainment," was published in Social Science & Medicine


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