Wednesday, January 30, 2008

An inversion of a notorious inequality

In 2006, the Times reported a key finding of Andy Beveridge's group at Queens College, City University of New York, about the black/white income differential in Queens County.

Beveridge found, in the Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, that median household income for African Americans in Queens County was $51,836, nearly even but still surpassing that for whites, $50,960. The median Asian household received $52,998.

The article discusses a number of reasons why this might be true. An unanswered question I'm interested in: does this inversion of the race differential show up in health statistics as well?