More on widening inequality in life expectancy...

May 14, 2008

A new study out yesterday provides yet more evidence of substantially widening inequality in life expectancy by education and socio-economic status. As the study notes, "The inequalities in all cause death rates between Americans with less than high school education and college graduates increased rapidly from 1993 to 2001 due to both significant decreases in mortality from all causes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other conditions in the most educated and lack of change or increases among the least educated." For a recent CBO publication on the topic, see here.