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Sexual Risk during Initial Months in US among Latina Young Adults

By |September 15th, 2017|

AIDS Care

Ertl, Melissa M., Frank R. Dillon, Yajaira A. Cabrera Tineo, Michael Verile, Janine M. Jurkowski*, and Mario De La Rosa

ABSTRACT

Latina young adults are disproportionately at risk for sexually transmitted infections (e.g., HIV). However, little is known about social and cultural factors contributing to sexual health disparities among young adult Latina recent immigrants. The present […]

The Impact of Changing Demographic Composition on Aggravated Assault Victimization During the Great American Crime Decline: A Counterfactual Analysis of Rates in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas

By |September 5th, 2017|

Criminal Justice Review

Kaylen, Maria, William Alex Pridemore*, and Sean Patrick Roche

ABSTRACT

The United States experienced a dramatic decline in interpersonal violence rates between the early 1990s and mid-2000s. This decline, however, was much steeper in urban and suburban relative to rural areas. Prior research showed changing demographic composition can account for a substantial amount of change […]

Racial Differences in Neighborhood Attainment: The Contributions of Interneighborhood Migration and In Situ Change

By |September 5th, 2017|

Demography

Huang, Ying, Scott J. South*, and Amy Spring

ABSTRACT

Recent research shows that as they age, blacks experience less improvement than whites in the socioeconomic status of their residential neighborhoods. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and U.S. decennial censuses, we assess the relative contribution of residential mobility and in situ neighborhood change (i.e., […]

Association Between Food Distress and Smoking Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Adults, Schenectady, New York, 2013-2014

By |September 5th, 2017|

Preventing Chronic Disease

Hosler, Akiko S.*, and Isaac H. Michaels

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Smoking and poor nutrition are 2 leading preventable causes of death. This study investigated associations between smoking and indicators of individual- and neighborhood-level food distress among racially and ethnically diverse urban adults. Methods: We analyzed data from a health interview survey and a food environment assessment […]

Neighborhood Social Control and Perceptions of Crime and Disorder in Contemporary Urban China

By |September 5th, 2017|

Criminology

Zhang, Lening, Steven F. Messner*, and Sheldon Zhang

ABSTRACT

By drawing on the two streams of Western literature on “neighborhood effects” and perceptions of neighborhood disorder adapted to the distinctive organizational infrastructure of neighborhoods in contemporary urban China, we examine the contextual effects of different forms of neighborhood social control (i.e., collective efficacy, semipublic control, public control, […]

Altered Vulnerability to Asthma at Various Levels of Ambient Benzo[a]Pyrene by CTLA4, STAT4 and CYP2E1 Polymorphisms

By |August 28th, 2017|

Environmental Pollution

Choi, Hyunok*, Nana Tabashidze, Pavel Rossner, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Sek Won Kong, Hans Gmuender, and Radim J. Sram

ABSTRACT

Within fossil- and solid-fuel dependent geographic locations, mechanisms of air pollution-induced asthma remains unknown. In particular, sources of greater genetic susceptibility to airborne carcinogen, namely, benzopyrene (BP) has never been investigated beyond that of a few […]

Health Insurance and the Boomerang Generation: Did the 2010 ACA Dependent Care Provision Affect Geographic Mobility and Living Arrangements among Young Adults?

By |August 28th, 2017|

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper

Chatterji, Pinka*, Xiangshi Liu, and Baris K. Yoruk

ABSTRACT

We test whether the ACA dependent care provision is associated with young adults’ propensity to live with/near parents and to receive food assistance. Data come from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation. Findings indicate that the provision is associated with […]

Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status

By |August 21st, 2017|

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

Zayas, Luis H., Kalina M. Brabeck, Laurie Cook Heffron, Joanna Dreby*, Esther J. Calzada, J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Alan J. Dettlaff, Lauren Heidbrink, Krista M. Perreira, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa

ABSTRACT

Three groups of children from Mexico and Central America are vulnerable to effects of U.S. immigration policies: (1) foreign-born children who entered the United […]

Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York State, 2014

By |August 21st, 2017|

Health Services Research

Johnson, Britney L., James Tesoriero, Wenhui Feng, Feng Qian*, and Erika G. Martin

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection. Study Setting: New York State and local health departments conducting partner services activities in 2014. Study Design: A cost analysis estimated, from the state perspective, […]

Just Like in Their Home Country? A Multinational Perspective on Living Arrangements of Older Immigrants in the United States

By |August 21st, 2017|

Demography

Gubernskaya, Zoya*, and Zequn Tang

ABSTRACT

Older immigrants are more likely to share residence with their adult children and other family members than are U.S.-born older adults. Because socioeconomic factors only partially explain these differences and direct measures of cultural preferences are seldom available, the persistently high rates of intergenerational coresidence among the older foreign-born are often […]