Honors Projects


This study examines the relationship between economic opportunity and adolescent and young adult mortality in the United States. In addition, this study explores other variables, such as social support and rurality, and their link to young adult mortality rates. First, we examined the link between economic opportunity and all-cause mortality rates for youth ages 15 to 34 in the United States. Given the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of America’s youth, we pay particular attention to race/ethnic differences. We also examine the differences in mortality by gender.


Mathematics and Statistics



First Advisor

Kelly Balistreri, Ph.D

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

James Albert, Ph.D

Second Advisor Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Publication Date

Fall 12-8-2016