The in-hospital mortality rates of slaves and freemen: evidence from Touro infirmary, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1855 - 1860

Using a rich sample of admission records from New Orleans Touro Infirmary, we examine the in-hospital mortality risk of free and enslaved patients. Despite a higher mortality rate in the general population, slaves were significantly less likely to die in the hospital than the whites. We analyze the...

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Main Author: Pritchett, Jonathan B
Yun, Myeong-Su
Format: Publication
Language: English
Place of publication: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn 01.08.2008
Data of publication: 2008-08-01
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Dewey Decimal Classification: 300
Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: OpenAIRE (Open Access)
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