Biomarkers in Demographic Research

  title={Biomarkers in Demographic Research},
  author={Thomas W McDade},
The integration of biological measures into demographic research bridges the gap between field- and clinic-based approaches to understanding human health, and it has the potential to transform the study of human biology. This article discusses the benefits, as well as potential costs, of collecting biomarker data in large-scale, social science surveys. It reviews methodological options for field-based biomarker data collection, and highlights recent applications to demonstrate their utility for… CONTINUE READING

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