Growing Disparities In Life Expectancy

Source: Elise Gould, EPI, Economic Snapshot, July 16, 2008

Rising economic inequality is often discussed as a significant social problem. Too often, that claim remains unsubstantiated. Why is rising inequality so problematic? What negative impacts does it have on our living standards? One compelling example comes from research on growing socio-economic disparities in life expectancy.

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