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Lancet: 5 Facts About Population Health and Income Inequality

Submitted by ASchreiber on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:50

  1. Life expectancy has declined for white women without a high school diploma.
  2. Since 2001, the poorest 5% of Americans experienced close to zero gains in survival.
  3. Since 2001, middle- and high-income Americans have gained over 2 years in life expectancy.
  4. The share of incomes going to the wealthiest 10% increased from 33% of total earnings in 1978 to 50% in 2014.
  5. The gap in life expectancy between the top and bottom income quintiles is projected to increase by a decade within a single generation.

Source: The Lancet, April 8, 2017
Source URL: http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(1...

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