Center on Race and Social Problems

Socioeconomic and Health Profiles for Non-Latino-Blacks & –Whites in Pennsylvania

Authors
Carlos Siordia, Hilario Molina II

Socioeconomic and Health Profiles for Non-Latino-Blacks & –Whites in Pennsylvania

Carlos Siordia, Hilario Molina II 

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Although the degree to which race affects and individuals life-chances has improved in recent decades, minorities continue to be over representation prison systems and race continues to be a helpful measure for understanding health conditions. Hence, some researchers continue to argue that systemic racial discrimination in the US continues to play in role in economic and health well-being. Racial disparities in health and economics are frequently argued to be born from non-random human interactions that coalesce to systematically relegate some to harmful disadvantage. The specific of this brief report was to present demographic, socioeconomic, and health population pyramids for Non-Latino-Whites (NLWs) and Non-Latino-Blacks (NLBs) residing in Pennsylvania. The goal was to provide evidence that in Pennsylvania, the prevalence of disadvantage is greater in the NLB population than for NLWs.

 

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