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The Washington Post features Aizer’s research on infant health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A recent article in The Washington Post, “The wealth gap is growing, but poor women see one improvement: healthier babies,” highlights the research of PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer. Despite the widening economic gap in the U.S., disadvantaged mothers have succeeded in narrowing the health gap for their newborns, thanks to assistance from various services as well as social trends like decreased smoking.

(Distributed August 18, 2014)

Addressing effects of Hurricane Katrina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The research of new PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research) Elizabeth Fussell has been published in two recent articles. Both articles deal with the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the population in New Orleans and the surrounding area. Read more...

(Distributed August 18, 2014)

Foster analyzes air pollution in India

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Implementing measures for improved air quality in one location doesn’t always translate to the same for surrounding areas. An article coauthored by PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster was published as “Environmental Interventions and Air Pollution (Re)distribution in Delhi, India” by the Social Science Research Network in June. The article was also covered by the Times of India in July.  

(Distributed July 21, 2014)

Loury on income distribution and discrimination

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - PSTC Faculty Associate and Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences Glenn Loury was recently interviewed by The Region, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The interview includes Loury's research on labor market discrimination, racial inequality, and social capital. 

(Distributed July 21, 2014)
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