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Submission + - Declining Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites (nytimes.com) 1

JThaddeus writes: "Citing mortality data, researchers assert that the life expectancy of less educated U.S. whites is declining. According to the New York Time article, "Four studies in recent years identified modest declines, but a new one that looks separately at Americans lacking a high school diploma found disturbingly sharp drops in life expectancy for whites in this group...The reasons for the decline remain unclear, but researchers offered possible explanations, including a spike in prescription drug overdoses among young whites, higher rates of smoking among less educated white women, rising obesity, and a steady increase in the number of the least educated Americans who lack health insurance." Could the Cracker problem be self-correcting?"
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