Dsh - Reimagining the Association between Educational Attainment and U.S. Adult Mortality in a Fast Changing Policy Environment

Abstract:

Debate has swirled around the increase in US adult life expectancy for some demographic groups. College education persons are living longer, while less educated persons, especially whites, have experienced stalled or increasing mortality. What are the facts? How should we think about the association in the larger context of societal changes in technology, political economy, and demography? What are the societal forces coming into play? A conceptual framework is proposed to understand these macro forces, the emergence of multiple Americas, and the consequences of policy changes for the dim prospects of a longer life in working class America.

Date:

29/09/2017 from 2pm-4pm

Campus ETTERBEEK - room to be confirmed 

Lecturer:

Prof. Mark Hayward, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, US

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