The Human Cost of Inequality: Race Differentials across Time and Space in Child Mortality in the United States, 1850-1940

J. David Hacker, University of Minnesota
Jonas Helgertz, University of Minnesota/Lund University
Richard L. Steckel, The Ohio State University
Nicolas Ziebarth, Auburn University

We use a method developed by Hacker and Helgertz to identify child mortality in linked full-count census data. Using these data, we provide estimates of the evolution of the Black child mortality penalty in the United States, both over time and across space (county).

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 Presented in Session 40. Religion, Race, Policy and Socioeconomic status: Mortality in 19th and 20th century UK and US