MPC Member Publications

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Title: Where are the labor markets?: Examining the association between structural racism in labor markets and infant birth weight

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2022

ISSN: 1353-8292

DOI: 10.1016/J.HEALTHPLACE.2022.102742

PMID: 35091167

Abstract: Racist policies and practices that restrict Black, as compared to white workers, from employment may drive racial inequities in birth outcomes among workers. This study examined the association between structural racism in labor markets, measured at a commuting zone where workers live and commute to work, and low-birthweight birth. We found the deleterious effect of structural racism in labor markets among US-born Southern Black pregnant people of working age, but not among African- or Caribbean-born counterparts in any US region. Our analysis highlights the intersections of structural racism, culture, migration, and history of racial oppression that vary across regions and birth outcomes of Black workers.

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Authors: Chantarat, Tongtan; Mentzer, Kari M.; Van Riper, David C.; Hardeman, Rachel R.

Periodical (Full): Health & Place


Volume: 74

Pages: 102742