CPC Fellow Perreira's research about skin color and health in Latin America featured by UNC Global

Jul 11, 2014

UNC Global released an announcement about recent research conducted by Krista Perreira. Perreira is a Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow and a UNC Professor of Public Policy.

The Color of Health in Latin America: Individuals with Darker Skin Color at Higher Risk for Poor Health

"Individuals in Latin America with darker skin color are at higher risk for poor health and discrimination, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University.

It is the first cross-national study to examine the association between skin color and health in Latin America."

Read the full story here.

The study is published in Social Science & Medicine. The citation is:

Krista M. Perreira, Edward E. Telles. Forthcoming. The Color of Health: Skin Color, Ethnoracial Classification, and Discrimination in the Health of Latin Americans. Social Science & Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.05.054.


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