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Maternal and infant mortality in U.S.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - The U.S. is one of eight countries in the world whose maternal mortality ratio is on the rise. And of 27 wealthy countries, the U.S. has the highest rate of infant mortality. In "The alarming rise in maternal mortality in the US," Professor of Economics Emily Oster says home visits, access to health care, and mandatory maternity leave contribute to better infant mortality ratios in other countries. 

(Distributed February 6, 2017)

PSTC to host Race and Inequality series

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A special Race and Inequality seminar series being hosted by the PSTC aims to tackle questions of racial inequalities related to class, skin color, and other factors in the arenas of health care, the criminal justice system, and the labor market. The series begins at noon on Wednesday, February 8, with a talk by Abigail A. Sewell of Emory University. Read more.

(Distributed January 31, 2017)

Do colleges provide upward mobility?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A new study, "Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility," co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman shows the effects of higher education on propelling low-income students into the middle class and beyond. The study has been covered by the New York Times in "America’s Great Working-Class Colleges" and in an article including an interactive data feature. Read more.

(Distributed January 30, 2017)
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