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How having a college education can add a decade or more to your life expectancy

Sasson, Isaac (2016) How having a college education can add a decade or more to your life expectancy. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (21 Mar 2016). Website.

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That there are gaps in the life expectancies between different groups is very well known – but what about the effect of education on how long people are expected to live? In new research, Isaac Sasson looks at the effects of having a college education on the life spans of different groups. He writes that white women with a college education can expect to live 9 years longer than those without a high-school degree, a difference that is nearly 12 years for white men, and almost 5 and nearly 9 for black women and men. He also finds that college-educated Americans have far less variation in their life spans compared to those with less education, who are more likely to die prematurely.

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Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 00:22

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