The Public Interest

Why babies die in D.C., part II

Nicholas Eberstadt & Sanders Korenman

Fall 1994

IN THE SPRING 1994 ISSUE of The Public Interest (Number 115), Nicholas Eberstadt argued that the high rate of low birth-weight births and infant mortality among African Americans in Washington, D.C., is due mainly to high rates of illegitimacy and other parental behaviors.

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