A Matter of Life and Death
- Nov 19, 2019
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in August, sociologists Mark Hayward of UT Austin and Isaac Sasson of Tel Aviv University examined the intersection of education, cause of death and life expectancy across gender and race.
Overall, life expectancy declined by an average of two months from 2010 to 2017. Though life expectancy increased among those with a college degree, it was counterbalanced by a decline for those without. The analysis suggests these educational differences could be linked to increased drug use in lower-educated populations.
Read the full article from Life and Letters.