A note on recent trends in the infant mortality- socioeconomic relationship ( Texas).

Kyriakos Markides, C. McFarland

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The conclusion of earlier studies that the socioeconomic status-infant mortality association had declined in the 20th century, has been questioned on methodological grounds since they were based on rather small samples. This paper presents the results of an attempt to replicate one of these recent studies which used data from the early 1970s on census tract groupings from San Antonio, Texas. Data on the same groupings from the late 1970s are presented and compared to those from the early 1970s in order to examine recent trends in the SES-infant mortality relationship. The 1970s were a period of drastic decline in infant death rates, a situation with a potential for changing the SES-infant mortality association particularly if any changes in the relative importance of neonatal and post-neonatal components are observed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-276
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Forces
Volume61
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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A note on recent trends in the infant mortality- socioeconomic relationship ( Texas). / Markides, Kyriakos; McFarland, C.

In: Social Forces, Vol. 61, No. 1, 1982, p. 268-276.

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