University of Wisconsin–Madison

Disparities at Older Ages: How Race, Gender, and Employment Histories Differentiate Health Trajectories

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Michal Engelman, PhD

This lecture is a part of the Monday seminar series supported by Population Health Sciences and the School of Medicine and Public Health

While health declines are common at older ages, the factors and mechanisms that shape specific patterns of health decline in later life are not well understood. One key factor that influences health across the life course is employment, a core aspect of socioeconomic status in America and one which varies widely by race and gender, particularly among older adults.

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