Social Statistics Seminar - 12 October 2021
|Starts:||16:00 12 Oct 2021|
|Ends:||17:00 12 Oct 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Social Statistics Seminars 2020/21 – October Session
Iris Gomez-Lopez (University of Michigan)
Join us at 4pm (BST) on 12 October 2021!
Registration link: http://bit.ly/socialstats1021
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Redlining is the “systematic denial of various services to residents of specific, often racially associated, neighborhoods or communities, either directly or through the selective raising of prices.” Although the HOLC “redlining” became illegal in the late 60's, we still can see how its effects still linger, harming communities. Recent studies have found evidence of long-run neighborhood decline in “redlining” areas. Poor health outcomes, such as Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and other preventable chronic diseases, have disproportionately affected the non-white population for decades. Research on self-reported data, and some objective measures of neighborhoods, have begun characterizing the effects of neighborhoods on cognitive outcomes and race differences therein. Patterns of racial inequality such as systemic exclusion have been associated with poorer mental health and physical health. However, little research has been conducted to better understand the lingering redlining effects on cognitive decline. To date, we are the first study to examine the legacy of redlining on cognitive decline via HOLC residential security maps and HOLC-graded school districts. We will use the REGARDS participants’ cognition trajectories to understand better the destructive legacy of redlining on cognitive health, which may have implications for ADRD disparities as the general population ages.
About the speaker
Iris Gomez-Lopez, Ph.D., is a geoinformatics data analyst at the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan (USA). She has contributed to creating the National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA) hosted at the University of Michigan. NaNDA is a publicly available national data archive containing contextual measures that are theoretically derived and relevant for clinical, social, and psychological health and healthy aging outcomes.
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