The growing gap in life expectancy by income

The growing gap in life expectancy by income

Friday, September 25, 2015

It has long been the case that better-educated, higher-income individuals enjoy longer life expectancies than those who are less-educated and earn lower-incomes.  The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income, as told by The Washinton Post, further explores the recent report discussing not only the massive jumps in life expectancy across income groups, but the resulting social security benefits.  Most shocking, early life conditions, behavioral factors (nutrition, exercise, and smoking behaviors), stress, and access to health care are taking such a toll on low-earning men and women born in 1960, projected life expectancies are below that of their earning counterparts born decades earlier.