Beth Jarosz is a senior research associate in U.S. Programs. She joined PRB in 2013. Her focus is on subnational demographic and socio-economic trends, estimation and forecasting, and trends in child well-being. Jarosz previously worked as an instructor at Pensacola State College and as a demographer at the San Diego Association of Governments. Jarosz holds a master’s degree in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Rhode Island. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been quoted in national media, including Fortune and CityLab (The Atlantic).
Oldest Areas May Be Hardest Hit: The Importance of Age Structure in Understanding Mortality During the COVID-19 Pandemic
While we have much to learn yet about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2, commonly known as COVID-19, evidence to date suggests that deaths among people who have tested positive for the coronavirus are highest at older ages and near zero for young children.