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Jane Menken Distinguished Lecture in Population Studies: Irma Elo

April 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Irma Elo, University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center

"Immigration and longevity in the United States."

In 1960, the foreign-born population made up about 5% of the US population. By 2015, this number had increased to over 40 million and the foreign-born made up about 13% of the US population. As a result, the health and mortality of the foreign-born carry an increasing weight in estimates of health and mortality at the national, regional and local levels and among the racial/ethnic population subgroups. This presentation reviews evidence of the mortality levels of the foreign born, with examples of their contribution to health and mortality in the United States.

About Irma Elo:

What Accounts for Race/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differences in Health and Mortality? Race/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in health and mortality are well known, but factors that underlie them are less clearly understood. My research focuses on how societal inequalities affect these health disparities across the life course, including possible effects of early life conditions and neighborhood context. My current research projects include analysis of race/ethnic disparities in maternal and infant and child health in Philadelphia and nationally, early life conditions and adult mortality in Finland, differences in health and mortality among native-born and foreign-born US residents, and black-white differences in "avoidable" mortality in the United States between 1980 and 2005.


April 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


CU Population Center
Population Program


IBS 155A
Institute of Behavioral Science 1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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