Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health in Late Life
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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