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Chart of the Day: Life expectancy for poor US women is declining

Tweet According to a new analysis from the Brookings Institute, the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor in the US is growing, especially among women. Comparing life expectancy at age 55 between folks born in 1920 vs. 1940 found that men, overall, have gained an additional five years — with the richest men gaining [...]
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Why are poor, white women dying younger than they used to?

TweetWhite women who don’t graduate from high school have seen their life expectancy decline by five years over the past 18 years. As Monica Potts explores in a fascinating long-read at The American Prospect, that’s a big effing deal. There are lots of racial, educational, and economic disparities when it comes life expectancy in this country (this biggest gap [...]
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