How Class Kills

Gaffney, A. W.
http://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/11/case-deaton-study-death-rate-health-care/

Publisher:  Jacobin
Date Written:  08/11/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18164

A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.

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Case and Deaton's study complements a larger literature demonstrating that health inequality along class lines -- approximated by socioeconomic indicators like income and education -- is rising. While it's long been known that class affects health, decades of cross-class declines in mortality make this dynamic less obvious. Recent research, however, paints a different picture: with the historic rise in economic inequality, there's been an attendant increase in health inequality.

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