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Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health in Late Life

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  • James P. Smith

    (RAND)

  • Raynard Kington

    (RAND)

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This paper has two interrelated goals. First, it examines racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes among older Americans using two important new data sets: the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldes Old (AHEAD). Second, our research attempts to shed light on the central issue of the underlying causes of the strong relationship between socioeconomic status and health outcomes.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series HEW with number 0403001.

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Length: 99 pages
Date of creation: 02 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0403001

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  1. Behrman, Jere R. & Sickles, Robin & Taubman, Paul & Yazbeck, Abdo, 1991. "Black-white mortality inequalities," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 50(1-2), pages 183-203, October.
  2. Dardanoni, Valentino & Wagstaff, Adam, 1987. "Uncertainty, inequalities in health and the demand for health," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(4), pages 283-290, December.
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