Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Collins, Sarah Ashley Nicole, "Racial Differences in Life Expectancy Among Shelby County, Tennessee Residents" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2087.