Posts Categorized: Income

Northern Virginia’s Uneven Opportunity Landscape

November 28, 2017
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When it comes to providing opportunities for social and economic mobility, Northern Virginia is a region of stark contrasts, with communities of great affluence virtually adjacent to highly disadvantaged neighborhoods where residents struggle to get ahead. A new report by the Center on Society and Health, commissioned by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation (NVHF), found…

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New Study Links America’s Health to Social, Economic and Environmental Factors in State-by-State Comparisons

October 26, 2016
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In a new report, released today, the Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute show how states rank on dozens of health outcomes, highlighting where they are doing well and areas in which they need improvement. Perhaps most importantly, the data also provide detailed information about more than 100 potential drivers of these…

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Why Place Matters

April 26, 2016
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In a recent blog article featured on Urban Wire, Urban Institute author Laudy Aron comments on the relationship between place and disadvantage and the effects on health outcomes. She outlines several policy steps that are needed to ensure that all Americans have access to support and resources they need to live “healthy, productive, and fulfilling…

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Guest Post: A Six Hour Drive Away, Life is 18 Years Shorter

April 2, 2014
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Laudan Aron is a senior research associate in the Urban Institute’s Labor, Human Services and Population center. In this post, borrowed from the Urban Institute’s Metro Trends blog, she provides an overview of a recent New York Times article and discusses the important connections between income and health. Last Sunday, the New York Times business…

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Center Director Testifies on Capitol Hill

December 18, 2013
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By Frances Dumenci, University Public Affairs Appearing before a United States Senate subcommittee for the second time in as many months, Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and professor of family medicine and population health in the VCU School of Medicine, is making a habit of lending…

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Intergenerational Effects of Educational Attainment

November 7, 2012

In my last few posts, I have discussed research highlighting the association between educational attainment and life expectancy, employment status, and other outcomes. A recent report out of the Urban Institute highlights the intergenerational effects of poverty and the educational attainment of parents on their children’s future prospects. In their report “Child Poverty and Its…

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Unemployment risk varies by educational level

November 5, 2012

Unemployment rates have made headlines since the great recession hit. News headlines generally focus on a single unemployment rate for the country, or sometimes to differences by race and ethnicity. Another way to look at unemployment is by the educational attainment of workers. The figure below presents historical unemployment rates by education.  The figure makes…

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