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dc.contributor.authorPritchett, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.authorYun, Myeong-Suen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080828127en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34822-
dc.description.abstractUsing a rich sample of admission records from New Orleans Touro Infirmary, we examine the in-hospital mortality risk of free and enslaved patients. Despite a higher mortality rate in the general population, slaves were significantly less likely to die in the hospital than the whites. We analyze the determinants of in-hospital mortality at Touro using Oaxaca-type decomposition to aggregate our regression results. After controlling for differences in characteristics and maladies, we find that much of the mortality gap remains unexplained. In conclusion, we propose an alternative explanation for the mortality gap based on the selective hospital admission of slaves.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3652en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordSlaveryen_US
dc.subject.keywordhospitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordOaxaca-type decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordNew Orleansen_US
dc.subject.keywordTouroen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenhausen_US
dc.subject.stwSklavereien_US
dc.subject.stwWeißeen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe in-hospital mortality rates of slaves and freemen: evidence from Touro infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1855 - 1860en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn578090554en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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