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The study compared 2,474 residents in two Mexican cities. 
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Study: Extra income boosts health of elderly in developing countries

December 22, 2014

Boosting the incomes of poor, elderly residents in developing countries can significantly improve their health and well-being, particularly in lung function and memory, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Emma Aguila co-authored the study.


Kim studies Beijing’s underground housing market

November 20, 2014

USC Price School of Public Policy associate professor and urbanization researcher Annette Kim spent last year in China’s capital of Beijing, where she studied an overlooked side effect of the country’s rapid growth: Hundreds of thousands of people are living in makeshift, underground housing. Some are in basements; many are one or two floors below street level, in windowless rooms honeycombing the bomb shelters that every building is required to have.

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