Living and dying in the U.S.A.: sociodemographic determinants of death among blacks and whites

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Citation: Rogers, Richard G. (1992) Living and dying in the U.S.A.: sociodemographic determinants of death among blacks and whites. Demography (Volume 29) (RSS)




Tagged: uw-madison (RSS), wisconsin (RSS), sociology (RSS), demography (RSS), prelim (RSS), qual (RSS), WisconsinDemographyPrelimAugust2009 (RSS)


Summary:

Rogers looks for key factors determining the black-white gap in life expectancy. He concludes that the racial gap in mortality is due to the socioeconomic disadvantages that blacks face, and that there is no race effect. He makes causal arguments for marriage and reduced fertility to decrease black mortality. This article is poorly written, simplistic in its policy recommendations, and offensive/paternalistic.