Segregation and Mortality: The Deadly Effects of Racism?

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dc.contributor.author Collins, Chiquita A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Williams, David R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T16:18:53Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T16:18:53Z
dc.date.issued 1999-09 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Collins, Chiquita A.; Williams, David R.; (1999). "Segregation and Mortality: The Deadly Effects of Racism?." Sociological Forum 14(3): 495-523. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/45655> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0884-8971 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7861 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/45655
dc.description.abstract Elevated rates of mortality for African Americans compared to whites, coupled with the persistence of high levels of racial residential segregation, have directed attention to the structural manifestations of racism as potentially important pathogens for health. Using national mortality and census data for 1990 and a measure of black social isolation from whites, we examine the association between residential segregation and mortality in 107 major U.S. cities. Our analyses revealed that black social isolation tended to predict higher rates of mortality for African American males and females, although the strength of the association varied by cause of death. Socioeconomic deprivation explained a modest part of this association for black males but not for black females. Our analyses also found that a positive association between social isolation and mortality was more pronounced, for both blacks and whites, in cities that were also high on the index of dissimilarity. These findings highlight the need for research to identify the specific mechanisms and processes that link residential environments to adverse changes in health status. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers; Plenum Publishing Corporation ; Springer Science+Business Media en_US
dc.subject.other African American Health en_US
dc.subject.other Residential Segregation en_US
dc.subject.other Social Sciences, General en_US
dc.subject.other Social Issues en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology en_US
dc.subject.other Racism en_US
dc.subject.other Mortality en_US
dc.title Segregation and Mortality: The Deadly Effects of Racism? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Sociology en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Department of Sociology and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106-1248 en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother School of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, Smith Building—116, 685 Cherry Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332-0345 en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/45655/1/11206_2004_Article_411172.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021403820451 en_US
dc.identifier.source Sociological Forum en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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