Population Composition Program

Population composition refers to research on the economic, social, and demographic factors affecting the racial and ethnic composition of the United States, as well as on the effects of racial and ethnic diversity on population health and health disparities.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Factors affecting parental assignment of race to their children
  • Racial/ethnic characterization among U.S. immigrants and how it changes with assimilation and across generations
  • Racial and ethnic differences in health, social, economic, and demographic processes and outcomes
  • Mechanisms through which racial/ethnic differences operate (e.g., culture, racism, and social constraints)

Contact: Dr. Juanita Chinn

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