Children's Health Disparities in the U.S. and U.K.: The Role of the Family

Director: Margot Jackson
Research Theme: Persistent Disparities in Health and Human Capital
Location: United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Funding: NICHD

This study uses longitudinal data from the U.S. and the U.K. to examine social disparities in children’s health in the two countries, with a focus on early and middle childhood.  Of particular interest are how health patterns among children with migration backgrounds change over time; how any changes are related to changing family environments; and whether there are meaningful cross-national differences in these relationships.  In related work, Jackson examines U.S. adolescents and documents a slower pace of weight gain among foreign-born youth than among their native-born peers.