The pandemic kept kids home from school and upended the workplace, placing Americans who care for aging family members under even more pressure.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for international collaboration and effective solutions for challenges posed by aging populations.
The study finds that immigrants are responsible for approximately half of recent U.S. life expectancy gains. Moreover, the gap in life expectancy between foreign-born and native-born residents is growing wider and US life expectancy would steeply decline without immigrants and their children.
USC faculty co-edit publication examining impacts of social and economic factors across the life course.
The Population Association of America Irene B. Taeuber Award recognizes innovative contributions to the scientific study of population.
In the US, COVID-19 reduced overall life expectancy by over 1.3 years, with the effects on Black and Latino populations 2 to 3 times those for the White population, says postdoctoral scholar Theresa Andrasfay.
“Demographers have an essential role in helping the public better understand and interpret the statistics being thrown at us in our data-driven world,” says Jessica Ho.
USC and Princeton researchers project that, due to the pandemic deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by more than a year.
Incorporating social and behavioral factors alongside biological mechanisms is critical for improving aging research, says University Professor Eileen Crimmins.
In-utero exposure to the coronavirus pandemic could cause developmental difficulties and accelerated aging in the century ahead, say USC researchers.