Newborns' health indicators improve despite economic, health disparities
Published on July 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM
The Washington Post: The Wealth Gap Is Growing, But Poor Women See One Improvement: Healthier Newborns
Something extraordinary is happening to poor pregnant women such as Verret: They're giving birth to healthier babies. While other economic and health disparities have widened, giving way to huge national debates about inequality, pregnant women at the lowest rung of the nation's economic ladder are bucking that trend. They have narrowed the gap with wealthier women in the health of their babies (Goldfarb, 7/20).
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