Molina and Colleague Publish Reports for University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems

Posted on 4/14/2015 4:33:42 PM

Hilario Molina and a colleague completed two major research reports pertaining to systemic inequality for subordinate groups. The two reports were prepared with Carlos Siordia, NIH postdoctoral associate, under the auspices of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems. Molina is a MARTI research associate and assistant professor of Sociology, and Siordia a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.  

One report, “Socioeconomic and Health Profiles for Non-Latino-Blacks and -Whites in Pennsylvania,” addresses systemic racial discrimination in the U.S. and its effects on the economic and health well-being of Non-Latino-Blacks (NLBs) and Non-Latino-Whites (NLWs). Throughout this comparative study, demographic, socioeconomic, and health population pyramids for NLWs and NLBs residing in Pennsylvania are used to analyze the data..

Molina and Siordia’s second report, “Cross-Sectional Markers of Stratification: Risk for Ambulatory Disability as per the Class, Race, and Sex (CSR) Hypothesis,” seeks to diminish health inequalities, as well as promote an increased understanding of social determinants of health inequalities. It identifies the possibility that systematic discrimination by education, race, ethnicity, and sex contributes to health disadvantages in disabling processes.

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