Life Course and Intergenerational Processes
The study of families, social relationships, and institutions is central to understanding how health inequalities emerge, are modified, or are sustained across the life course.
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This project aims to replicate and extend my previous research, in which I find that increases in mothers’ educational attainment does not lead to significant changes in children’s cognitive skills or noncognitive skills.
Studies of social disparities in accelerated aging have shown mixed results in the association between chronic stress and accelerated aging, with racial disparities often less pronounced than socioeconomic ones.
Dr. Henderson examines the extent to which various dimensions of religiosity is associated with trajectories of cognitive functioning among older adults and whether this relationship varies by race.