Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Talk to examine childhood neighborhood effect on adult health


Jason Fletcher

Research on the impacts of childhood neighborhoods and broader environments on adult health outcomes will be discussed at a seminar on Tuesday, March 25, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.

La Follette School health economist Jason Fletcher will speak. He extends a methodology often used to capture the total effects of neighborhoods on educational and income measures into the domain of adult health. The results may help explain the types of policies and interventions that could be targeted to children to reduce the burden of poor health as adults (and which adult health domains may be least affected by early environments).

The seminar is sponsored by the La Follette School and the Center for Demography and Ecology.