Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 November 2018

Poverty, Racism, and Migration

Poverty, Racism, and Migration

The Health of the African American Population

Chapter:
(p.311) 11 Poverty, Racism, and Migration
Source:
Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy
Author(s):

David R. Williams

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0017

This chapter focuses on the racial disparities in health outcomes. It examines three possible explanations—biological differences, lifestyle, and social structures—and concludes that social disparities is the causal factor of racial variations in health. The chapter then considers the link between socioeconomic status and health, the effects of racism on health, and the impact the massive migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North had on their health.

Keywords:   racial disparities, health, biological differences, lifestyle, social structures, social disparities, racism, migration

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.