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Phi Beta Kappa Welcomed Dr. Janet Currie on October 15


Janet CurrieThe College of Business Presented Dr. Janet Currie, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar “Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences” Monday, October 15th - 7:00 pm College of Business Administration –
Room 100 FREE and Open to All!

Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

Dr. Currie provided new evidence on environmental pollution as a potential determinant of health at birth, showing that children born to less educated and minority mothers are more likely to be exposed to pollution in utero and that white, college educated mothers are particularly responsive to changes in environmental amenities. She estimates that this may explain 6% of the gap in incidence of low birth weight between infants of white college educated mothers and infants of black high school dropout mothers.

The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration and College of Public Health is sponsoring the visit and lecture. For more information call (330) 672- 2367.