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“Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Segregation”

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Synopsis: Douglas S. Massey, PhD is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Start Time: Friday, December 8, 2017 12:00 PM
End Time: Friday, December 8, 2017 1:30 PM
Location: Institute For Health, Health Care Policy And Aging Research(Ifh)
Address: 112 Paterson Street
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Conference room 120
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Douglas S. Massey, PhD
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: R. Alesha Vega
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-8413
Additional Information: Dr. Massey examines the sociology of immigration especially the consequences of residential segregation for African Americans and Latinos of African ancestry in the United States. He has shown that segregation figures prominently in black underachievement that interacts with shifts in the U.S. income distribution to yield a rising concentration of poverty. That poverty intensifies social disorder and violence undermining the health of African Americans reducing their life expectancy and impairing cognitive development.