California Water Quality: Is It Lower for Minorities and Immigrants?

Farzin, Hossein and Kelly Grogan

from ARE Update Vol. 12, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2009

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Abstract

We examine the relationship between California water quality and the population share of racial minorities and immigrants at the county level. We find that, while for most of the water quality indicators minorities are associated with lower water quality relative to whites, for some pollutants, some minority groups are associated with better water quality than that for whites.

Keywords

California water quality, minorities, pollutants, socioeconomic effects

Citation

Farzin, Hossein and Kelly Grogan. "California Water Quality: Is It Lower for Minorities and Immigrants?" ARE Update 12(3)(2009):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2009/12/3/california-water-quality/