CCPR research increases scientific knowledge of population dynamics and their effects on reproductive and population health. Future improvements in public health require deeper understanding of the demographic and social determinants of health and, conversely, the effects of health on population dynamics and socioeconomic status. CCPR research seeks to understand these processes to improve public health.
U.S. Hispanics tend to defy the odds: They outlive non-Hispanic whites by three years on average, despite having lower income and education levels. In 2014, life expectancy at birth for the U.S. Hispanic population was 81.8 years, compared with 78.8 years for the U.S. non-Hispanic white population.1 For nearly three decades, demographers have probed why…Read More
The number of married same-sex couples in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years, as reported in a recent Bulletin on U.S. family change from the Population Reference Bureau.1 In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every U.S. state; a 2013 ruling required the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned…Read More
In this recording of a webinar, Jennie E. Brand, associate professor of sociology and associate director of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA, and Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics and faculty affiliate of CCPR at UCLA, discussed some of the short-term and long-term consequences of job loss and unemployment for…