Wellness: Preventive Care

People of color are more likely to have lower-paying, part-time jobs with lower benefits. Reduced access to these benefits creates barriers to preventative medical care.

Additional Information and Footnotes

Hispanic is used to reflect current data collection practices. We acknowledge this may not be the preferred term. Throughout this report, NH refers to Non-Hispanic. People of color refers to individuals identifying as Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Other. Unless otherwise noted, adults are ages 18+. Data are most recently available for the specified data source.

1 Wicks-Lim, J. (2012). The Working Poor A Booming Demographic. New Labor Forum, 21(3), 17-25. DOI: 10.4179/NLF.213.0000004

2 Vogtman, J. & Schulman, K. (2016). Set up to fail: When low-wage work jeopardizes parent’s and children’s success. National Women’s Law Center. Retrieved from https://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/resources/31234

3 Patten, E. (2016). Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress. Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/racial-gender-wage-gaps-persist-in-u-s-despite-some-progress/

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