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Monday, July 8, 2013

PRB Webinar on Education and Mortality in the US--Save the Date

The Population Reference Bureau announced today that next Tuesday, 16 July, their Center for Public Information on Population Research will be holding a webinar on the topic of educational attainment and mortality in the US.
In the United States, there is a growing gap in the mortality and life expectancy of people with different levels of education. For example, from age 25 on, people who have completed college will live about a decade longer than those without a high school degree. A growing body of evidence suggests that investments in education may also double as investments in the long-term health and longevity of the population.
In this webinar, Robert Hummer, Centennial Commission Professor of Liberal Arts at the Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; and Elaine Hernandez, a postdoctoral fellow at the Population Research Center, will discuss educational differences in U.S. adult mortality and implications for policymakers. The discussion will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.
Bob Hummer is one of the world's foremost authorities on mortality, and this promises to be an excellent educational opportunity. 

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If you are reading this after 16 July 2013, the webinar should be available on the PRB website at

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