- Hedwig Lee, Christopher Wildeman, Emily A. Wang, Niki Matusko, and James S. Jackson
- December 2020
- Link to Focus-36-4d (PDF)
- Link to Focus-Plus-36-4 (PDF)
This article examines the effects of family member incarceration on women’s cardiovascular health.
- Among women, having an incarcerated family member is associated with an increased risk of poor cardiovascular health.
- Black women are disproportionately likely to have an incarcerated family member compared to White women.
- Family member incarceration likely contributes to racial disparities in women’s health given the disproportionate experience of Black women.
Health, Incarceration, Inequality & Mobility, Justice System, Racial/Ethnic Inequality, Social Determinants of Health