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Work by Geronimus cited in account of Serena Williams' maternal health complications

Alexander and Massey compare outcomes for children whose parents did and did not take part in Great Migration

Geronimus on pushing past early dismissal of her weathering hypothesis

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Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

Kristin Seefeldt

Seefeldt says lower income black women need "real pathways to the middle class"

a PSC In The News reference, 2016

"Meet the Real 'Left Behind' Voters: Black Women" - Newsweek. 12/09/2016.

Although 93% of black women voted for Clinton, many low-income black women feel left behind by society, the economy, and their government, says Kristin Seefeldt. Her research in Michigan suggests that, in spite of hard work and good intentions, many black women are "stymied in their attempts to move up and out of poverty, or stay in the middle class." She says low-wage earners work hard - following the rules of upward mobility, perhaps squeezing in night courses to better themselves - but most still struggle just to make ends meet. Seefeldt says these black women feel "abandoned by the American dream."

Seefeldt's book, Abandoned Families

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Kristin Seefeldt

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