Social factors and infant mortality: Identifying high-risk groups and proximate causes

@article{Cramer1987SocialFA,
  title={Social factors and infant mortality: Identifying high-risk groups and proximate causes},
  author={James C. Cramer},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1987},
  volume={24},
  pages={299-322}
}
The infant mortality rate .. is regarded as one of the most revealing measures of how well a society is meeting the needs of its people" (Newland, 1981:5). In comparisons of groups within a society, as well as comparisons among societies, it is considered an indicator of deprivation. Although the absolute risk is low for most groups in the United States, differences in risk nevertheless are socially meaningful and politically sensitive. Infant mortality is often cited as a cause for concern… CONTINUE READING
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