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to encourage immigrants to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. Since 9/11, anti-immigrant sentiment has dramatically impacted the lives of immigrants throughout the world. This session will explore the meaning of return migration in various Latin American contexts in the contemporary era.

  • Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Childhood Obesity

    Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2:30 4:10 PM (Hilton, Continental Parlor 7) In the United States, the prevalence of overweight and obese children has quadrupled during the past 25 years. The increase in the prevalence of obesity has led to its classification as one of the most pressing public health problems of this century. Obesity has been linked to a number of serious health conditions and some have predicted that it may even lead to decreased life expectancies for current and future generations of Americans. For children, socioeconomic disadvantage is thought to raise the risk of obesity through various mechanisms in the children's homes, neighborhoods, and schools. But researchers are just beginning to understand the causes and consequences of obesity for children. Panelists will discuss some of their new research and interpretations of this issue.


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