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Study finds wealthy Black families fare worse on maternal, infant health than poorest white families

a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds racial health disparities around motherhood impact Black women regardless of income. (Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images)
a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds racial health disparities around motherhood impact Black women regardless of income. (Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s been long established that the death rate is higher for Black mothers and their babies during childbirth than for white families. But now, a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds racial health disparities around motherhood impact Black women regardless of income.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks to co-author Laura Wherry, an assistant professor of economics and public service at New York University.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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