London publishes study on fertility differences in early 20th century

Andrew London"Disease, Plantation Development, and Race-Related Differences in Fertility in the Early Twentieth-Century American South," co-authored by Associate Dean Andrew London, was published in the American Journal of Sociology. The study examines race-related differences in child mortality and fertility in the American South in 1910, a time when the South was predominantly rural. The authors found that white women’s fertility was lower where land improvement and school enrollment were higher. African-American women’s fertility was lower in health-place contexts of higher malaria mortality and greater plantation development. 05/01/19