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Maternal experiences of ethnic discrimination and subsequent birth outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand

Search for Laia Bécares in:PubMed • Google Scholar Search for Polly Atatoa Carr in:PubMed • Google Scholar Contributions ZT led paper writing and analyzed the data. LB and PAC contributed to writing the

Neighbourhood Ethnic Density Effects on Behavioural and Cognitive Problems Among Young Racial/Ethnic Minority Children in the US and England: A Cross-National Comparison

Studies on adult racial/ethnic minority populations show that the increased concentration of racial/ethnic minorities in a neighbourhood—a so-called ethnic density effect—is associated with improved health of racial/ethnic minority residents when adjusting for area deprivation. However, this literature has focused mainly on adult populations, individual racial/ethnic groups, and...

The association between maternal and partner experienced racial discrimination and prenatal perceived stress, prenatal and postnatal depression: findings from the growing up in New Zealand cohort study

Background A growing number of studies document the association between maternal experiences of racial discrimination and adverse children’s outcomes, but our understanding of how experiences of racial discrimination are associated with pre- and post-natal maternal mental health, is limited. In addition, existent literature rarely takes into consideration racial discrimination...

Patterns and Determinants of Double-Burden of Malnutrition among Rural Children: Evidence from China

Chinese children are facing dual burden of malnutrition—coexistence of under-and over-nutrition. Little systematic evidence exists for explaining the simultaneous presence of under-and over-nutrition. This study aims to explore underlying mechanisms of under-and over-nutrition among children in rural China. This study used a nationwide longitudinal dataset of children (N = 5,017...

Understanding the Influence of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Class on Inequalities in Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes among Eighth-Grade Students: Findings from an Intersectionality Approach

Socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender inequalities in academic achievement have been widely reported in the US, but how these three axes of inequality intersect to determine academic and non-academic outcomes among school-aged children is not well understood. Using data from the US Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten (ECLS-K; N = 10,115), we apply an...

Does the timing of parental migration matter for child growth? A life course study on left-behind children in rural China

Background China’s unprecedented internal migration has left 61 million rural children living apart from parents. This study investigates how being left behind is associated with children’s growth, by examining children’s height and weight trajectories by age, testing the accumulation and critical period life course hypotheses. Methods Data were drawn from five waves of the China...