Ethnic Groups Overrepresented Among Physicians

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Feb. 28 2014 10:35 AM

Ethnic Groups Overrepresented Among Physicians

From Gregory Clark's new book, The Son Also Rises, here's a chart showing which ethnic groups in the United States are overrepresented in the ranks of American physicians:

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On the y-axis, a score of one would mean the ethnic group is represented at an average rate among physicians. So people with Hindu surnames are drastically overrepresented while people with Vietnamese or Haitian surnames are moderately overrepresented.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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