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Research ties economic inequality to gap in life expectancy

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/11/2013

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Michael A. Fletcher

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — This prosperous community is the picture of the good and ever longer life — just what policymakers have in mind when they say that raising the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare is a fair way to rein in the nation’s troublesome debt.
The county’s plentiful and well-tended golf courses teem with youthful-looking retirees. The same is true on the county’s 41 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, abundant tennis courts and extensive network of biking and hiking trails.
The healthy lifestyles pay off. Women here can expect to live to be nearly 83, four years longer than they did just two decades earlier, according to research at the University of Washington. Male life expectancy is more than 78 years, six years longer than two decades ago.
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"Research ties economic inequality to gap in life expectancy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 25/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/research-ties-economic-inequality-to-gap-in-life-expectancy