Stephanie Koning, Alberto Palloni, Jenna Nobles, Ian Coxhead & Lia C. H. Fernald, “The reach of fertility decline: a longitudinal analysis of human capital gains across generations”

“The impact of fertility decline on economic development remains central to population studies. Recent scholarship emphasizes parental investment in education as a mediator. We further develop the theoretical foundation, and empirical evidence, for the role …

Yue Qin, Jooyoung Kong, and Sara Moorman, “Filial Caregiving and Chinese Adults’ Depressive Symptoms: Do Early-Life Parent-Child Relationships Matter?”

“This study investigated the association between caregiving time and depressive symptoms among Chinese adult children aged 45 and above, and whether early-life relationships with parents moderated the association. We used data from the 2011, 2013, …

Fuller-Rowell, Nichols, El-Sheikh, Burrow, Ong, & Ryff, “The pandemic and social experience: For whom did discrimination and social isolation increase?”

Impact Statement
The results of this study suggest notable shifts in experiences of discrimination and social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the findings indicate that Black young adults experienced increases in discrimination, which exacerbated Black–White racial disparities in social isolation. Determining the degree to which the reported changes are enduring, evident in other demographic groups, and of longer term developmental and public health significance will be important next steps to inform a continuing pandemic response, and responses to future societal-level stressful events. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

Orazio Attanasio, Costas Meghir, Corina Mommaerts, and Yu Zheng, “Growing apart: Declining within- and across-village risk sharing in rural China”

Previous research has shown a substantial increase in income inequality between rural and urban China as well as across and within regions in China during its growth process. Focusing on rural China, this column provides further evidence that the formal and informal mechanisms that previously protected households against unanticipated income changes weakened considerably from the late 1980s to the late 2000s, especially those that help to insure against village-level aggregate income risk.

Maria Schletzbaum, Amy Kind, et al, “Age-Stratified Thirty-Day Rehospitalization and Mortality and Predictors of Rehospitalization among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Medicare cohort study”

Young adults with lupus on Medicare had very high 30-day rehospitalization at 36%. Considering socioeconomic disadvantage and comorbidities provided good prediction of rehospitalization risk, particularly in young adults. Young lupus beneficiaries with comorbidities should be a focus of programs aimed at reducing rehospitalizations.