Birth outcomes for Arabic-named women in California before and after September 11

@article{Lauderdale2011BirthOF,
  title={Birth outcomes for Arabic-named women in California before and after September 11},
  author={Diane S. Lauderdale},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2011},
  volume={43},
  pages={185-201}
}
Persons who were perceived to be Arabs experienced a period of increased harassment, violence, and workplace discrimination in the United States in the weeks immediately following September 11, 2001. Drawing on prior studies that have hypothesized that experiences of discrimination increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight, this study explores whether there was an effect on birth outcomes for pregnant women of Arab descent. California birth certificate data are used to determine… 

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