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
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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