Monday, September 9, 2013

The American Prospect: Life Expectancy and Poor White Women in America

Monica Pott's article in The American Prospect is linked below.

The American Prospect: Low Income White Females, and Diminishing Life Expectancy

"She is one of a demographic—white women who don’t graduate from high school—whose life expectancy has declined dramatically over the past 18 years. These women can now expect to die five years earlier than the generation before them. It is an unheard-of drop for a wealthy country in the age of modern medicine...Lack of access to education, medical care, good wages, and healthy food isn’t just leaving the worst-off Americans behind. It’s killing them."

---Monica Potts, The American Prospect

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