Hidden internet-based measure of discrimination and mental health of Black people

Hidehito Isoya, Hiroyuki Yamada

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Abstract

Incorporating the internet-based measure of discrimination obtained by Google Trends into state-level panel data, we conduct a fixed-effect model estimation to elucidate the relationship between racial discrimination and depression among Black people. We find that the deterioration of mental health among Black people, measured as the percentage of Black people with depression, is closely associated with our measure of discrimination.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113776
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar

Keywords

  • Black people
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Google trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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