Author Archives: Paula Braveman

Perspective: Racial Disparities at Birth:The Puzzle Persists

This article is in Ending the Inertia on Energy Policy, Winter 2008

A baby born to an African-American (black) mother in the United States is twice as likely to die before reaching her first birthday as a baby born to a European-American (white) mother. A range of conditions contribute to infant mortality, but the most powerful predictors are being born too early (before 37 completed weeks of […]