Does SES explain more of the black/white health gap than we thought? Revisiting our approach toward understanding racial disparities in health.

@article{Do2012DoesSE,
  title={Does SES explain more of the black/white health gap than we thought? Revisiting our approach toward understanding racial disparities in health.},
  author={D. Phuong Do and Reanne Frank and Brian Karl Finch},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={1385-93}
}
Studies of racial health gaps often find that disparities persist even after adjusting for socioeconomic status (SES). We contend that the persistent residual variation may, in part, be the result of conceptual and methodological problems in the operationalization of SES. These include inadequate attention to the content validity of SES measures and insufficient adjustments for SES differences across racial groups. Using data from the 1997-2007 U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (N = 9932), we… CONTINUE READING