Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6575

Date

2020

Date of Award

8-18-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Sociology

Committee Chair

Joseph Lariscy

Committee Member

SunAh Laybourn

Committee Member

Wesley James

Abstract

Life expectancy is a key measure in population health. Although there have been significant gains in the past decades, deep disparities still persist along racial lines. The aim of this paper is to analyze the disparate life chances of racial and ethnic minorities within Shelby County, Tennessee. OLS regression is used to investigate the association between life expectancy and various sociodemographic variables. The overall life expectancy of Shelby County is years below the national average, and the results of this project find that there are stark differences across census tracts.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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