Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Syed U Farooq
In this paper I examine the factors that affect the likelihood an individual is a registered organ donor. Unlike many studies which focus on subpopulations in specific regions, I utilize national data to get a broader assessment of individuals from around the country across a number of racial and religious classifications. Using a probit model and controlling for a variety of parameters, I find that some racial and religious variables are negatively and significantly associated with organ donor registration rates, while education and being female are positively associated with organ donor registration rates. I conclude by discussing the implications of my results and the potential for future research.
Farooq, Syed Umar, "Determinants of Organ Donor Registration Rates Among Young Americans" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1528.