Beyond dummy variables and sample selection: what health services researchers ought to know about race as a variable.

@article{Laveist1994BeyondDV,
  title={Beyond dummy variables and sample selection: what health services researchers ought to know about race as a variable.},
  author={Thomas A. Laveist},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
OBJECTIVE This article addresses the definitional and methodological problems associated with the most common uses of race as a variable in health research. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Although often used in health services research, race is a poorly understood concept because it lacks conceptual clarity. Moreover, the measurement problems with race have not yet been adequately addressed. As a result, many quantitative models that attempt to explain race differences are inadequate to inform health or… CONTINUE READING