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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Diverse immigrant populations do more than enrich a city’s cultural fabric. According to geographers, they also boost wages -- by as much as 21 ... read more

Impacts of School Choice on Segregation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments ... read more

Children, Youth Born in Canada at Higher Risk of Unintentional Gun Injury Than Immigrants

Mar. 27, 2017 — Children and youth born in Canada are at higher risk of unintentional injury from guns compared with immigrant children and youth, although certain subgroups of immigrants and refugees are at higher ... read more

Age at Immigration Influences Occupational Skill Development

Mar. 23, 2017 — Future occupations of US immigrant children are influenced by how similar their native language is to English, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Racial segregation is declining, but it remains higher for families with children than those without, a new study shows. Race appears to be a 'proxy' for school quality for many white ... read more

Trauma Surgeons Show 'Profound' Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are ethnic minorities, indicates a new ... read more

Racial, Ethnic, Gender Bias Occurs in Pathway from Teacher to Principal

Feb. 28, 2017 — Race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, a new study has ... read more

Premature Death in Delinquent Youth

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers have found alarming premature mortality rates for delinquent ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report Released

Jan. 31, 2017 — The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, ... read more

For Immigrant Mothers Delivering 'the Talk,' Facts Trump Culture

Jan. 27, 2017 — Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to ... read more

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks

Jan. 26, 2017 — Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Publishers of scholarly journals should take additional steps to get more women to serve as peer reviewers of manuscripts, according to a new analysis that shows women across all age groups have ... read more

Disparities Found Between Asian Immigrants, Sufficient Access and Utilization of Dental Services

Jan. 25, 2017 — The acculturation variable - length of stay in the US - had the strongest association with having a dental visit in the previous twelve months among Asian immigrants, results of a new study have ... read more

Immigration Fears Among Latinos Can Impact Baby Size at Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers ... read more

Large Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion Did Not Level Health Disparities in Cancer Surgery

Jan. 24, 2017 — An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A new study is the first to explore racial factors and how they may influence attitudes and behaviors towards the flu ... read more

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