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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'mortality'
July 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Demography
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 […]
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 […]