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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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Poverty, Racism, and Migration

Poverty, Racism, and Migration

The Health of the African American Population

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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

David R. Williams

Yale University Press

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

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