Income Affects Maternal and Infant Health in Somewhat Unexpected Ways

February 16, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Race impacts maternal and infant health even more so than high levels of income, according to new research by Ross School of Business associate professor Sarah Miller and her colleagues. The research is based on California health records and IRS data, which provide in-depth explanations of the effects. Miller explores the team’s findings, highlighting that wealthier families may start at a disadvantage, but disadvantages don’t last, and racial gaps persist regardless of income.

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