A Deadly Inheritance: Intergenerational Impacts of Kinship and Household Mortality

Awarded Scholars:
Angela Dixon, Emory University
Project Date:
Mar 2021
Award Amount:

Blacks are more likely than whites to experience deaths of multiple family members and experience them at earlier ages. While a great deal of alarm has been raised about recent declines in life expectancy among whites, blacks still live on average 4 years less than whites. Yet, little work has analyzed how network deaths contribute to racial inequities in SES. This project seeks to quantify Black-white disparities in familial and household exposure to death, and their relationship to SES. 



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