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Residential Segregation, Income Inequality, and Psychosocial Problems: Visible Minority Adolescents in Multilevel Context

Project Information
Description: 

Research centers on how the life chances of individuals are structured along the lines of race and ethnicity. One of the most persistent problems in the social sciences is understanding why some racial and ethnic minorities tend to fare worse in the labor market, have lower academic achievement, and lower levels of physical and mental health than their White counterparts in the "lands of opportunity." Drawing on work in the areas of criminology, race relations, stratification, and medical sociology, my primary research and teaching interests focus on exploring the impact that income inequality, segregation/racism, and discrimination have on the health of youth of color in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Currently, exploring how these structural conditions at the neighborhood and school levels impact the physical/mental health of Latino youth and their families in a multi-level context. Also examining how these structural conditions affect the mental health of recent immigrants.

Project Date: 
2011-01-01 - 2022-10-06
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Social Sciences & Humanities
Sub-Research Area: 
Housing

Location

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Giovani Burgos

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts
Department: 
Sociology
Position/Appointment: 
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Race/ethnicity, medical sociology, stratification, quantitative methods
Biography: 

Ph.D., Indiana University 2006

My research centers on how the life chances of individuals are structured along the lines of race and ethnicity. One of the most persistent problems in the social sciences is understanding why some racial and ethnic minorities tend to fare worse in the labor market, have lower academic achievement, and lower levels of physical and mental health than their White counterparts in the "lands of opportunity." Drawing on work in the areas of criminology, race relations, stratification, and medical sociology, my primary research and teaching interests focus on exploring the impact that income inequality, segregation/racism, and discrimination have on the health of youth of color in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Currently, I'm exploring how these structural conditions at the neighborhood and school levels impact the physical/mental health of Latino youth and their families in a multi-level context. I'm also examining how these structural conditions affect the mental health of recent immigrants.

Role: 
Principal Investigator