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Tod Hamilton, Princeton University

Diverse Origins, Disparate Outcomes: The New Landscape of Black America
When Oct 23, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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Co-sponsored by the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity

About the Presentation

Between 1960 and 2013, the number of black immigrants in the United States increased from approximately 125,000 to 3,793,000 individuals. Although black immigrants only comprised 9 percent of the black population in the United States in 2012, over 16 percent of black children born in that year were the children of black immigrant women. If these trends continue, black immigrants and their descendants will play a significant role in driving the social, economic, and health trajectories of the country’s black population over the next several decades. Professor Hamilton will be presenting research from a project that investigates the magnitude of social disparities between U.S.-born and foreign-born blacks and evaluates the relative importance of selective migration in explaining differential patterns of stratification between the two groups.

About the Speaker

Tod Hamilton

Tod Hamilton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Princeton University, and a Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and joined the faculty at Princeton in 2012 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests are in the field of demography, with an emphasis on immigration and health.  His current research evaluates the relative importance of culture and selective migration in explaining differential patterns of stratification between U.S.-born and foreign-born individuals in the United States. Dr. Hamilton also explores the degree of health selection prior to immigration among contemporary immigrants in addition to the role that social, economic, and health conditions in the immigrants' countries of origin play in explaining variation in their post-migration health.

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