Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Death Rates Rising for Less Educated, Middle-aged Whites

A new study revealed a surprising decline in the survival rates for less educated, middle-aged whites. Causes for the decline included suicide, drug abuse, and alcoholism. Is this a result of the economic policies that have driven up economic inequality in the United States over the past two decades, destroying the hopes of those without advanced skills? Is it a psychological response to a perceived loss in the value of white privilege?
Read the New York Times coverage

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