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Conservative State Policies Contribute to Higher Mortality Rates among Working-age Americans

Jennifer Karas Montez, Nader Mehri, Shannon Monnat
This study examined how state policies on criminal justice, taxes, environment, firearms, marijuana, health care, labor, and tobacco were associated with the risk of dying among working-age adults from 2000 to 2019.
October 25, 2022

The Cost of Being a Woman: How Race and Education Affect the Gender Pay Gap

Erin Bisesti and Marc A. Garcia
This brief explores pay inequities in 2020 by race/ethnicity, gender, and educational attainment. 
October 18, 2022

Older Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness

Stephanie Zemba and Janet Wilmoth

This research brief explores the impact of age at immigration on feelings of loneliness and considers factors such as health, socio-demographics, and engagement in volunteering in the assessment.

October 11, 2022

Sociocultural and Demographic Drivers of Latino Population Health in New York State

Marc A. Garcia, Mara G. Sheftel, Adriana M. Reyes, Catherine Garcia
This research brief examines the diversity within the Latino population living in New York State and demonstrates the need to recognize the Latino population as a nonhomogeneous group.
September 27, 2022

Allowing Cities to Mandate Employer Paid Sick Leave Could Reduce Deaths among Working-Age Adults

Douglas A. Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez, Shannon M. Monnat
This brief describes how working-age mortality rates from several external causes of premature death from 1999 to 2019 may have been lower if states had not preempted cities and counties from mandating paid sick leave.
September 23, 2022

Rural America, Older Adult Vaccination Rates Higher in Counties with More Aging, Disability Services

Yue Sun, Danielle Rhubart

 It finds that rural counties with higher ADS density have higher older adult vaccination rates.

September 23, 2022

Native American Mental Health: Adding Culture to the Conversation

Margaret Rose

This issue brief describes the influence of colonialism on AI/AN mental health and discusses how barriers to mental health treatment can be addressed by integrating AI/AN culture into traditional mental health services and increasing AI/AN presence in mental health occupations.

September 23, 2022

Social Support Protected Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jennifer Kowalkowski and Danielle Rhubart

This brief shows that those who reported having emotional support from family and friends were less likely to report negative mental health effects from the COVID-19 pandemic (32.9%) compared to those without emotional support (50.2%). 

September 23, 2022

Expansions in the U.S. Child Care and Development Block Grant Improved Program Stability

Hyojeong Kim, Colleen Heflin, Taryn Morrissey

This brief summarizes the policy changes made in Virginia and describes how those changes improved child care subsidy stability and participation in that state.

September 23, 2022

Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Better in States that Mandate More Mental Health Policies

Stephanie Spera , Shannon M. Monnat

This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.

July 11, 2022

The Chances of Dying Young Differ Dramatically Across U.S. States

Nader Mehri , Jennifer Karas Montez
This data slice shows state-level differences in rates of death by ages 30, 50 and 65.
June 21, 2022

Resilience is Low among Both Military and Non-Military Populations with PTSD

Kelsey E. Roberts, Janet M. Wilmoth, Shannon M. Monnat

This data slice uses data from the National Wellbeing Survey to examine resilience among U.S. working-age adults with and without PTSD by their relationship to the military.

June 14, 2022

COVID Negatively Impacted Health & Social Relationships among Working-Age Adults with Disabilities

Claire Pendergrast, Shannon M. Monnat
This research brief shows that working-age adults (18-64) with ADL difficulty faced worse health and social impacts than their peers without ADL difficulty during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
May 31, 2022

Plant-Centered Diets Among Older Adults: The Need for Improved Nutritional Health Messaging

Margaret Rose

One way aging adults may mitigate disease onset and progression is through increased consumption of plant-based foods.

May 24, 2022

Nine Ways Grandparenting is Changing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Madonna Harrington Meyer

This research brief describes these long-term sociodemographic changes and uses in-depth interviews conducted before the pandemic to illustrate nine specific ways grandparenting is shifting in the U.S.

May 17, 2022

COVID-19 Has Reduced the Latino Mortality Advantage among Older Adults

Marc A. Garcia , Rogelio Sáenz

This research brief examines Latino-white differences in COVID-19 mortality rates among older adults and describes how those disparities have reduced the Latino mortality advantage in this age group.

May 12, 2022

Civil Rights Firearm Safety Environmental Protection Policy Predict Better Health among US Midlife

Blakelee R. Kemp, Jacob M. Grumbach, Jennifer Karas Montez

This research brief examines the association between several state policies and self-rated health among adults ages 45-64 from 1993 to 2016.

May 10, 2022

Social Infrastructure (“Third Places”) is Not Distributed Equally Across the U.S.

Danielle C. Rhubart, Yue Sun, Claire Pendergrast, Shannon M. Monnat

This data slice shows that third places are not evenly distributed across the U.S.

May 3, 2022

White COVID-19 Deaths Increased More in Red States Than in Blue States in 2021

Rogelio Saenz, Marc A. Garcia

While the early months of the pandemic were marked by higher mortality rates among Whites in blue (Democratic governor) states, red states (Republican governor) experienced larger increases in 2021.

April 26, 2022

Mental Health After Injury: How Neighborhoods Impact Recovery

Bryce Hruska, Maria L. Pacella-LaBarbara, Ivan E. Castro, Richard L. George, Douglas L. Delahanty

This brief examines several aspects of neighborhood context and their relationship to PTSD symptom severity following an injury.

April 12, 2022

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