Inequality is a major cause of death in the United States. In 2007 death rates were 2.7 times as high for people with less than a high school diploma than for those with at least some college education (Xu et al. 2010). Evidence indicates that mortality disparities by education, a key measure of socioeconomic status (SES) (see Mirowsky and Ross 2003; Smith 2004; Williams 1990), have widened in recent decades (e.g., Ahmedin et al. 2008; Preston and Elo 1995). We expect that in recent decades mortality disparities by education have persisted and may even have widened.
|Title of host publication||Social Stratification|
|Subtitle of host publication||Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jan 1|
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- Social Sciences(all)