First Advisor

Katherine Bradley

Date of Award

6-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Pre-clinical Health Science and University Honors

Department

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Language

English

Subjects

low birth weight, health disparity, health inequity, birth outcomes, socioeconomic status, social determinants of health

DOI

10.15760/honors.1203

Abstract

This article examines the interplay between low birth weight (LBW) and socioeconomic status (SES) across generations. Transgenerational research of LBW and SES is limited and poses certain challenges and nuances. A literature review was conducted which gathered studies that analyze both LBW and SES for two or more generations. Results of these studies are mixed, but the body of research is suggestive of patterns in which LBW and low SES may mutually exacerbate each other across generations. Furthermore, the research suggests that these patterns may be more severe among Black women. This paper calls into question the consequences that these transgenerational interactions may have for health equity, and sets forth recommendations for future research in this area.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37719

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