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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 04/2010

Children's Extreme Health Inequality

| Posted 04.01.2010 | Healthy Living

A new systematic review of hundreds of research studies finds pervasive inequality by race/ethnicity in health and health care among children in the ...

In Education, Gender Integration and Stall

| Posted 04.06.2010 | Healthy Living

From housework to the legal profession, women enter fields that were male-dominated -- but men don't reciprocate. There is a new review of the state ...

Recession Stalls Birth Rates

| Posted 04.07.2010 | Healthy Living

More evidence that the recession is having large-scale effects on family life. The birth rate dropped in the U.S. from 2007 to 2008, for all age grou...

Educated Mothers Get All the Credit, Everyone Feels the Heat

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Healthy Living

More news on inequality for children according to the education levels of their mothers. Do more educated parents do it better, or are there other thi...

U.S. bucks the trend on maternal mortality

| Posted 04.15.2010 | Healthy Living

Worldwide, the news is good. The U.S. is the exception. The big news from The Lancet is that maternal mortality -- the number of women who die in pre...

Equal Pay Day: Integration Through Education

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Politics

This year for equal pay day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research is focusing on occupational segregation. We learned a few years ago that, sinc...

Gendered Outfits for the Birds

| Posted 04.23.2010 | Healthy Living

A 6-year-old I know brought home a reading assignment from kindergarten. It's called The New Nest, by Sandra Iversen, with illustrations by Peter Paul...

Working Women of Wal-Mart United

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Business

I've used this case to teach about sex segregation and discrimination for several years. It's a textbook case, so to speak: fewer and fewer women as you move up the chain of command.