Essays on Income Inequality and Health During the Great Depression

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Title:
Essays on Income Inequality and Health During the Great Depression
Author:
Grayson, Keoka Yonette
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Great Recession has brought income inequality to the forefront of the American psyche. Parallels have been made between the Great Depression and the Great Recession, and as such, economic history can act as a powerful analytical tool in directing policy. The first essay in Income Inequality during the Great Depression is a qualitative analysis of income transitions from 1929 to 1933 using 33 representative cities as surveyed by the Civil Works Administration. The second essay investigates the welfare effects of income inequality on infant mortality during the Depression. And the third essay on noninfant mortality gives context to the analysis of infant mortality and stillbirths.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Infant mortality rates; Mortality rates; Economics; Great Depression; Income inequality
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fishback, Price

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEssays on Income Inequality and Health During the Great Depressionen_US
dc.creatorGrayson, Keoka Yonetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrayson, Keoka Yonetteen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Great Recession has brought income inequality to the forefront of the American psyche. Parallels have been made between the Great Depression and the Great Recession, and as such, economic history can act as a powerful analytical tool in directing policy. The first essay in Income Inequality during the Great Depression is a qualitative analysis of income transitions from 1929 to 1933 using 33 representative cities as surveyed by the Civil Works Administration. The second essay investigates the welfare effects of income inequality on infant mortality during the Depression. And the third essay on noninfant mortality gives context to the analysis of infant mortality and stillbirths.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectInfant mortality ratesen_US
dc.subjectMortality ratesen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectGreat Depressionen_US
dc.subjectIncome inequalityen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFishback, Priceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOaxaca, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStegeman, Marken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFishback, Priceen_US
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