Jennifer Karas Montez - Syracuse

Hypothesizing Upward: U.S. States Contexts and Inequalities in Life Expectancy

    Date:  09/20/2018 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Tyson Brown

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    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    8:30am - Angie O'Rand

    9:00am - Angie O'Rand

    9:30am - Angie O'Rand

   10:00am - Tyson Brown (263 Soc/Psych)

   10:30am - Jen'nan Read (265 Soc/Psych)

   11:00am - Jessie West (268 Soc/Psych)

   11:30am - Susan Jacobs (268 Soc/Psych)

   12:00pm - Lunch - Molly Copeland, Allison Stolte, Miles Marsala

   12:30pm - Lunch - Molly Copeland, Allison Stolte, Miles Marsala

    1:00pm - Lunch - Molly Copeland, Allison Stolte, Miles Marsala

    1:30pm - Emma Zang & Molly Copeland

    2:00pm - Christina Gibson-Davis

    2:30pm - Giovanna Merli

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    Additional Comments:  ABSTRACT: In the United States, life expectancy is increasingly being shaped by where we live and how much schooling we have completed. Why? Most speculation has focused on “micro-level” explanations, such as individuals’ personal choices and lifestyle behaviors. This presentation will discuss the importance of macro-level explanations, particularly U.S. state policies. Weaving together results from several recent and ongoing studies, this presentation will build the case that the diverging policy contexts of U.S. states—resulting from decades of deregulation, devolution of political authority from federal to state levels, and state preemption laws—have likely played a critical role in the widening inequalities in life expectancy.