Wednesday, 09/22/2021, 1:30 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: Online & Madison

Jason FletcherJason Fletcher, of the Wisconsin Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), will speak on Understanding Geographic Disparity in Mortality.

Nearly all analysis of geographic disparities in health and mortality measure “places” where people die rather than where they were born. Yet, more than one-third of people leave their state of birth over their lifetimes. Professor Jason Fletcher and colleagues use new data to compare life expectancies by state of residence and by state of birth.They find that geographic inequality in life expectancy are even higher based on state of birth, implying that migration undoes some of the large health disparities by birth-place that are typically hidden from view.

This seminar is available in person (1328 Sterling Hall) and via Zoom. Register here.

Understanding Geographic Disparity in Mortality

Dr. Fletcher’s research interests include: Aging and the Life Course, Biodemography, Determinants of Disparities of Aging Trajectories, Health Economics and Health Services Research, and Impacts of Place on Aging Processes.

The La Follette School Seminar Series engages participants in discussion of a range of public policy issues and showcases the research of faculty from the La Follette School, other UW-Madison departments, and