American women are having fewer children than ever before, a trend some medical experts have attributed to delayed child rearing. Others disagree and say the drop is due to stifling socio-economic factors, including rising childcare costs and a lack of supportive government programs for working mothers. Faculty Associate Alison Gemmill is quoted.
Hopkins Population Center (HPC) stimulates and facilitates innovative, impactful research that combines the core strengths in social science, public health, medical science, and biostatistics in emerging areas of population research. HPC promotes innovative methodology beyond traditional demography to integrate systems science and computational modeling. HPC promotes exemplary interdisciplinary research that is translational to inform policy makers, with a priority on the growth of young investigators. Our research is rooted in three primary research areas:
- Poverty and Inequality
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Family, Maternal and Child Health
The cost of prescription drugs for all kinds of medications is taking a heavy toll on the average American’s wallet, and officials appear divided on how to stop them from rising. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Fewer and fewer women in the United States are giving birth, a rate that threatens future generations, new data suggests. Faculty Associates Alison Gemmill and Donna Strobino are quoted.