The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the United States Workshop

Virtual workshop conducted September 28-29, 2020

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Workshop Synopsis

Work is a social determinant that may explain a considerable amount of health disparities for race/ethnic minority and low socioeconomic status populations.

The goal of this two-day workshop is to identify priority research areas to understand and address the role of work as a social determinant that contributes to health disparities. The workshop promotes multidisciplinary health disparities research by convening experts from the research fields of health disparities, population sciences, labor economics, occupational health, epidemiology, and organizational sociology and psychology to consider work as a social determinant and identify potential mechanisms and interventions to address health disparities.

Discussion topics:

  1. Theoretical and conceptual foundations
  2. Measures/indicators and analytical approaches
  3. Key mechanisms (occupational segregation, worksite segregation, intergenerational transmission)
  4. Upstream and systemic pathways

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Edgar Dews at, 301-402-1366, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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