The unique impact of abolition of Jim Crow laws on reducing inequities in infant death rates and implications for choice of comparison groups in analyzing societal determinants of health.

@article{Krieger2013TheUI,
  title={The unique impact of abolition of Jim Crow laws on reducing inequities in infant death rates and implications for choice of comparison groups in analyzing societal determinants of health.},
  author={Nancy Krieger and Jarvis T. Chen and Brent A. Coull and Pamela D. Waterman and Jason Beckfield},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 12},
  pages={2234-44}
}
OBJECTIVES We explored associations between the abolition of Jim Crow laws (i.e., state laws legalizing racial discrimination overturned by the 1964 US Civil Rights Act) and birth cohort trends in infant death rates. METHODS We analyzed 1959 to 2006 US Black and White infant death rates within and across sets of states (polities) with and without Jim Crow laws. RESULTS Between 1965 and 1969, a unique convergence of Black infant death rates occurred across polities; in 1960 to 1964, the… CONTINUE READING
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