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Community characteristics may affect life expectancy

A team of researchers has found that community characteristics may have associations with people’s life expectancy. The research, appearing in the journal Social Science & Medicine, suggests that authorities should consider taking these community characteristics, as well as other well-known predictors of life expectancy, into consideration when making policy. Relative decline in life expectancy According to

The Global Inequality Gap, and How It’s Changed Over 200 Years

How the Global Inequality Gap Has Changed In 200 Years What makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise? The UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) measures this by one’s life expectancy, average income, and years of education. However, the value of each metric varies greatly depending on where you live. Today’s data visualization from Max Roser

This Chart Shows Social Security’s Growing Inequality Problem

For millions of Americans Social Security represents an economic safety net. Yet recent research shows its benefits are tilting more and more in favor of the wealthiest retirees. And it’s due to how long we live. According to new analysis from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, big gains in life expectancy among the

Retirement age of at least 70 urgently needed says report

The retirement age should be increased to at least 70 years by 2050, says a new report issued by the World Economic Forum, when a life expectancy of more than 100 years will be the norm in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and the other advanced economies. The World Economic Forum’s new study –

What income inequality is doing to Americans’ life spans

Two trends stand out in new projections of life expectancy in developed countries released  last week by the Lancet:  The United States, with large income inequalities and a host of other social issues that affect health, is falling farther behind most other wealthy nations. From 2010 to 2030 it will experience among the smallest increases

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