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Understanding Geographic Disparity in Mortality
September 22, 2021 — 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Nearly all analysis of geographic disparities in health and mortality measure “places” where people die rather than where they were born. Yet, more than one-third of people leave their state of birth over their lifetimes. Professor Jason Fletcher and colleagues use new data to compare life expectancies by state of residence and by state of birth. They find that geographic inequality in life expectancy are even higher based on state of birth, implying that migration undoes some of the large health disparities by birth-place that are typically hidden from view.
Presenter: Professor Jason Fletcher, UW–Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Sociology