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Black-White Disparities in Life Expectancy: How Much Can the Standard SES Variables Explain?

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  • Michael Geruso, 2012. "Black-White Disparities in Life Expectancy: How Much Can the Standard SES Variables Explain?," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 49(2), pages 553-574, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:49:y:2012:i:2:p:553-574
    DOI: 10.1007/s13524-011-0089-1
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