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Author: Liang, Kung-Yee
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Miech, Richard A.
Eaton, William
Liang, Kung-Yee
Occupational Stratification over the Life Course
Work and Occupations 30,4 (November 2003): 440-474.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Demography; Ethnic Groups; Ethnic Groups/Ethnicity; Hispanics; Life Course; Minorities; Minority Groups; Occupational Status; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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This study uses growth curve analysis to examine whether disparities in the occupational standing of White men relative to women and minorities grew larger or smaller with advancing age during the 1980s and 1990s. The analyses are based on The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Follow-Up. Results indicate that disparities in occupational standing stayed constant over the life course across all demographic groups except for African Americans, whose gap in occupational status relative to Whites and Hispanics grew significantly larger with advancing age. Implications of these findings for theories of occupational inequality are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bibliography Citation
Miech, Richard A., William Eaton and Kung-Yee Liang. "Occupational Stratification over the Life Course." Work and Occupations 30,4 (November 2003): 440-474.
2. Starfield, Barbara
Shapiro, Sam
Weiss, Judith
Liang, Kung-Yee
Knut, Ra
Paige, David
Wang, Xiaobin
Race, Family Income, and Low Birth Weight
American Journal of Epidemiology 134,10 (November 1991): 1167-1174.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Birthweight; Cigarette Use (see Smoking); Education; Family Income; Fertility; Marital Status; Mothers, Education; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes; Racial Differences; Variables, Independent - Covariate; Women

The relations among race, family income, and low birth weight were examined using information obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which conducted yearly interviews with a nationally representative sample of young women identified in the late 1970s. Data were available for these women and their offspring from 1979 through 1988. Maternal education, maternal age, age/parity risk, marital status, and smoking during pregnancy served as covariates in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. The risk of low birth weight among births to black women and white women who were poor was at similarly high levels regardless of whether poverty was determined prior to study entrance or during the study period. Longitudinal analyses showed an exceptionally large increase in risk of low birth weight among children born to women whose prior pregnancy ended in a low-birth-weight infant. These two findings emphasize the importance of factors antecedent to the pregnancy in the genesis of low birth weight.
Bibliography Citation
Starfield, Barbara, Sam Shapiro, Judith Weiss, Kung-Yee Liang, Ra Knut, David Paige and Xiaobin Wang. "Race, Family Income, and Low Birth Weight." American Journal of Epidemiology 134,10 (November 1991): 1167-1174.