Friday, April 3, 2015

Income Inequality and Life Expectancy

There’s an interesting story in The Upshot section of The New York Times this week about income inequality and life expectancy. The story highlights a study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute that looks at the relationship between having higher income inequality in a community and the life expectancy of the people who live there.
The researchers found that those who lived in communities with higher inequality were more likely to die before age 75 than those with lower inequality.

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