Topic: John Mirowsky

Sociologists investigate the Hispanic health advantage and why it disappears

Dec. 7, 2009

When it comes to overall health, the outlook for Hispanics is good. Although the Hispanic population is disproportionately beset by poverty and limited access to quality health coverage and insurance, statistics have long shown that Hispanics live longer, healthier lives than any other group in t

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Neighborhoods Perceived as Dangerous Affect Residents' Mental Health, Research Shows

April 13, 2009

Living in a neighborhood perceived as dangerous may cause anxiety, anger and depression among its residents, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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With Age Comes a Sense of Peace and Calm, Population Research Center Study Shows

May 19, 2008

Aging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts.

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Creative Work Has Health Advantages, Population Research Center Study Shows

Dec. 17, 2007

Employees who have more control over their daily activities and do challenging work they enjoy are likely to be in better health, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin published in this month's Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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