The Human Cost of Inequality: Race Differentials across Time and Space in Child Mortality in the United States, 1850-1940

Gustafscenen Session 3: Labour, living standards and inequality organized by Erik Bengtsson, Kathryn Gary, Tobias Karlsson, Malin Nilsson and Jakob Molinder


Jonas Helgertz, J David Hacker, Richard Steckel, Nicolas Ziebarth


We use a method developed by Hacker and Helgertz to identify child mortality in linked full-count census data. Using these data, we provide estimates of the evolution of the Black child mortality penalty in the United States, both over time and across space (county).


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