Title of Abstract

How Income and Other Economic Characteristics Affect Drug Overdose Mortality

Poster Number

034

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics

Faculty Mentor

Laura Ullrich, Ph.D.

Abstract

Mortality rates in relation to drug overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years. This paper will examine how different economic and social characteristics affect the rate of mortality in drug overdoses. By examining how median income, unemployment, race, and other economic and social factors affect these deaths, I hope to discover how income and social class affect the mortality rate. The hypothesis is that there will be a higher concentration of drug-related deaths in lower income areas.

Course Assignment

ECON 306 – Ullrich

Start Date

20-4-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 4:15 PM

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How Income and Other Economic Characteristics Affect Drug Overdose Mortality

Richardson Ballroom (DIGS)

Mortality rates in relation to drug overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years. This paper will examine how different economic and social characteristics affect the rate of mortality in drug overdoses. By examining how median income, unemployment, race, and other economic and social factors affect these deaths, I hope to discover how income and social class affect the mortality rate. The hypothesis is that there will be a higher concentration of drug-related deaths in lower income areas.