Arline T. Geronimus

Geronimus offered an explanation for the black-white gap in maternal and infant health 25 years ago

an In The Media Reference

"Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis" - New York Times Magazine. 4/11/2018.

In 1992, Arline Geronimus attributed black-white differences in maternal age, maternal health, and infant health to the stress of the lived experience of race in America - or weathering. This *NYT Magazine* story discusses the weathering factor, as well as racial disparities in health care, in examining the "tragedy of black infant mortality" in the US.

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1992 work by Geronimus

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