Diversity and Disparities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate, S4 director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan has edited a new ebook addressing socioeconomic immobility in the U.S. The book, Diversity and Disparities: American Enters a New Century, was published by the Russell Sage Foundation in November and is available to download for free. The book contributors note that while the U.S. has grown more diverse, the opportunities available to disadvantaged groups have become more unequal.

(Distributed December 3, 2014)

Incentives tied to safer sex

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Male sex workers in Mexico City often earn more money for unprotected sex. In a recent study, PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services Omar Galárraga found that, to offset the financial losses from clients, sex workers were willing to accept financial incentives such as grocery vouchers as compensation for increased condom use. Read more...

(Distributed December 1, 2014)

Hogan evaluates aid to Kenyan children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A cash transfer program providing support to poor families caring for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya is having a positive impact. An article co-authored by PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan notes an improvement in nutritional status, school attendance, and optimism regarding the future among those receiving assistance. Read more...

(Distributed December 1, 2014)
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