Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
Social Sciences - Div - Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology
This paper is going to look at the role that race and socioeconomic status play in infant mortality. While we have made progress, there is still a huge difference between the infant mortality rate for black women than white women and people who have a lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to suffer from infant mortality than people who have a higher socioeconomic status. I used data from outside sources to help create charts that will clearly illustrate the difference in infant mortality rate in regards to race and socioeconomic status. The data will show that African American women are twice as likely as white women to suffer from infant mortality. The data will also show that those who are in a low socioeconomic class are more likely to suffer from infant mortality than those in a high socioeconomic class. I will use this data to discuss why race and socioeconomic status have such a large impact on infant mortality.
Schramm, Gabrielle, "The Effects Race and Socioeconomic Status Have on Infant Mortality Rates" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 274.