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Taylor Paskoff’s MA paper has been published by the American Journal of Human Biology

“Sex- and age-based differences in mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic on the island of Newfoundland” explores how differences in social organization, labor patterns, and day to day activities of the people of Newfoundland contributed to unique patterns of mortality in regions across the island. This work adds to the body of epidemiologic and demographic work about the prolific 1918 flu pandemic by including strong social components of health and mortality in a pre-industrial population.

 

Taylor is a Graduate Student in the Department of Anthropology.  Her paper is co-authored with Lisa Sattenspiel.