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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1921–1942.
Published: 20 April 2013
...” or intermediate racial categories and allow for more fluidity or ambiguity in racial classification. Recently released longitudinal data from the IPUMS Linked Representative Samples, and the brief inclusion of a “mulatto” category in the U.S. Census, allow us to subject this generally accepted wisdom to empirical...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
...), given local population composition. Blacks are generally the most cohesive racial category, although when whites are in the minority, they display stronger selective mixing than do blacks when blacks are in the minority. Hispanics exhibit disassortative selective mixing under certain circumstances...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 127–152.
Published: 23 February 2011
...” their background. We ask whether this level of detail—be it selecting multiple races or allocating persons to one self-selected category—shapes patterns of racial difference in health outcomes. We explore this issue by using a seven-year pooled sample of the nationally representative Behavioral Risk Factor...
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Demography (2001) 38 (4): 563–567.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and environmental processes, illustrates the methodological and ethical problems that threaten future interdisciplinary research on racial/ethnic disparities in health. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2001 2001 Birth Weight Racial Difference Racial Group Racial Category Physical...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 259–284.
Published: 19 January 2017
.... We find that response changes happen across ages, sexes, regions, and response modes, with interesting variation across racial/ethnic categories. Researchers should address the implications of race and Hispanic-origin response change when designing analyses and interpreting results. 13 12 2016...
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Demography (2000) 37 (3): 381–393.
Published: 01 August 2000
.../2579855 Lott , J.T. ( 1998 ). Asian Americans: From Racial Categories to Multiple Identities . Walnut Creek, CA : Altamira . McKenney , N.R. , & Cresce , A.R. ( 1993 ). Measurement of Ethnicity in the United States: Experiences of the U.S. Bureau of the Census Challenges...
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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 1035–1051.
Published: 01 November 2010
... lifetime. We ¿ nd that, on average, Americans can expect to spend well over a decade without health insurance during a typical lifetime and that 40% of these years are spent in less-healthy categories. Findings also reveal a signi¿ cant racial gap: despite their shorter overall life expectancy, blacks have...
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Demography (2024) 61 (3): 933–966.
Published: 01 June 2024
..., the physical health returns to educational attainment are not as large for minoritized racial and ethnic groups compared with individuals racialized as White. Yet, our current understanding of ethnoracial differences in educational health disparities is limited by an almost exclusive focus on the quantity...
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Demography (1991) 28 (3): 431–453.
Published: 01 August 1991
... regions and the south/west. Finally, we conclude that suburbanization is variable across the groups in a way that is not captured by broad categories such as "Asian" or "Hispanic." Increasinglyin the United States, racial and ethnic groups are working out their fortunes as much in suburban settings...
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Demography (1984) 21 (4): 667–671.
Published: 01 November 1984
... suggests, is problematic in that it represents the average of the log odds across paired comparisons of adja- cent categories. As such, it does not address the potential variation in these odds across the contrasts. For example, [The oddsratiomeasure] alsoallows for an examination of racial placement...
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Demography (1996) 33 (2): 193–209.
Published: 01 May 1996
... increase substantially above age 85 and the racial “crossover” in mortality disappears. Uncertainty about white rates at ages 95+, however, prevents a decisive racial comparison at the very oldest ages. 13 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1996 1996 Social Security Death...
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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 2333–2336.
Published: 31 October 2014
... on identity studies” (p. 169) by providing racial classification categories with a concrete, “measurable,” and “logical” basis against which social construction should be analyzed. Instead, I argue that their main accomplishment is the “molecular reinscription of race” (Duster 2011 :104). In this article, I...
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 337–358.
Published: 19 January 2012
..., a child must have either a father or a mother classified as black, but the other parent may be classified in any other racial category. 10 First, I predict the odds that a child is classified as black for black fathers, and then for black mothers. Mothers and fathers are considered separately because I...
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Demography (1998) 35 (1): 35–43.
Published: 01 February 1998
.... Racial boundaries are now assuming an am- biguity and fluidity paralleling the mutability of ethnicity. (Root 1992; Spickard 1989). To the degree that racial bound- aries are fluid, membership in a racial category is the out- come of a social process of identification-race is no longer a fixed attribute...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 143–155.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of Multiracial Populations . Population Research and Policy Review , 20 , 513 – 33 . 10.1023/A:1015666321798 Burhansstipanov L. , & Satter D.E. ( 2000 ). Office of Management and Budget Racial Categories and Implications for American Indians and Alaska Natives . American Journal...
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Demography (2021) 58 (3): 785–810.
Published: 01 June 2021
... perspectives on race. Science studies scholars have found that contemporary genetic and biomedical research continues to conflate the concepts of race, ancestry, and geographic origins in ways that imply racial categories are byproducts of genetic diversity ( Benjamin 2009 ; Fujimura and Rajagopalan 2011...
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Demography (2016) 53 (4): 1185–1205.
Published: 21 July 2016
... is the question of whether blurred racial boundaries will attenuate racial inequalities and ultimately even eliminate racial categories. The evidence coming from Brazil, a country with high levels of miscegenation and fluidity in race labeling, suggests that multiracial identities have not eliminated racial...
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Demography (2006) 43 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 1976 and 2000, family structure shifts explain 41% of the increase in inequality, but the influence of family structure change is not uniform within this period or across racial-ethnic groups. In general, the estimated role of family structure change is inversely related to the magnitude of the changes...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1951–1974.
Published: 15 September 2020
..., and for racial/ethnic subgroups: Income segregation increased on all measures and for every category of families between 1980 and 1990. Most measures have been stable since 1990, and some have declined. Instead of explaining how increasing inequality translates into greater residential separation, researchers...
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Demography (1977) 14 (3): 273–284.
Published: 01 August 1977
... size varied 276 DEMOGRAPHY, volume 14, number 3, August 1977 by racial identification of the woman (To- bin et al., 1975). Controlled analysis of the work-fertility relationship within racial categories will allow the detection of pos- sible sociocultural variations in the rela- tionship. . In general...