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Author Kunitz, Stephen J.

Title Regional cultures and mortality in America / Stephen J. Kunitz ; with the assistance of Ning Zhang
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. The National Perspective: 1. Institutions, income, and mortality in the United States; 2. Institutions and the mortality of African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians; 3. Regional patterns of urban African American mortality -- Part II. Local Studies: 4. Extremes of mortality in the poorest states; 5. Regional differences in American Indian mortality; 6. Hispanic mortality in New Mexico; 7. Conclusion
Summary "Across the contiguous 48 states, populations in states with more activist civic cultures have lower mortality than states that do not follow this model. Several different factors can be pointed to as causes for this discrepancy - net income, class inequality, and the history of settlement in each of the different states and regions. These observations are true of Non-Hispanic Whites and African Americans but not of American Indians, and Hispanics, neither of which is fully integrated into the state political culture and economy in which it resides. In Regional Cultures and Mortality in America, the struggles these various populations face in regard to their health are explored in terms of where they reside"--Provided by publisher
Examines how state government policies and their historic beginnings have present-day effects on their residents' political lives and on population health, especially for marginalized groups
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 6, 2014)
Subject Mortality -- United States.
Cultural Characteristics -- Statistics -- United States
Mortality -- Statistics -- United States
Socioeconomic Factors -- Statistics -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Zhang, Ning.
ISBN 113994200X