The Health-Education Gap Crosses Generations: Births in the Children’s Corridor by Mother’s Education

Report by Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Shift Research Lab   (Denver*)

In Denver's Children’s Corridor in 2009 among mothers over 20,

  • 36% had not completed high school,
  • 21% had completed high school only,
  • and 44% had completed at least some college.


This graphic looks at birth data from 1990 to 2009 (supplied by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) in light of the relationship between a child's health and a mother's education level.