A collaboration between art and research to show how racism hurts child health

Laia Bécares is a Joint ESRC Future Research Leader / Hallsworth Research Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST). Her research examines the determinants of ethnic inequalities in health, with a focus on racial discrimination and life course effects.

Laia Bécares

Experiencing racial discrimination is harmful to health, as the increased stress that results from experiences of racism leads to a wide range of physical and mental health problems. Racial discrimination is also associated with poor health through socioeconomic inequality, as racial discrimination leads to poorer employment opportunities, reduced income, and increased chances of living in a deprived neighbourhood, all of which cause poor health and wellbeing.
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