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Tragedy in Norway

July 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Demography

I am saddened and sickened to learn of the horrific events in Norway today. As I write this, the news is that a total of 80 have died, 7 in the bombing in Oslo and the rest, presumably, at the youth camp in Utoya Island. This is an unimaginable tragedy for the parents of these […]

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IMF Structural Adjustments Increase TB Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Infectious Disease

A new study has found that the structural adjustments that the International Monetary Fund requires of countries to which it loans money increase tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality.  The authors studied tuberculosis epidemiology in countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union that received IMF loans following 1989.  This result suggests that there are […]

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Declining Life Expectancy in the Richest Country in the World

April 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Demography

A new paper (discussed in this New York Times article) shows what many demographers have suspected for a while.  Life expectancy in the nation’s poorest counties has actually declined since 1983, while life expectancy continues to rise for the more affluent counties.  This finding stands in stark contrast with the trends recorded from 1961-1983.  During this period, life […]

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