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Community characteristics may affect life expectancy

A team of researchers has found that community characteristics may have associations with people’s life expectancy. The research, appearing in the journal Social Science & Medicine, suggests that authorities should consider taking these community characteristics, as well as other well-known predictors of life expectancy, into consideration when making policy.

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The Global Inequality Gap, and How It’s Changed Over 200 Years

How the Global Inequality Gap Has Changed In 200 Years

What makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise? The UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) measures this by one’s life expectancy, average income, and years of education.

However, the value of each metric varies greatly depending on where you live. Today’s data visualization from Max Roser at Our

This Chart Shows Social Security’s Growing Inequality Problem

For millions of Americans Social Security represents an economic safety net. Yet recent research shows its benefits are tilting more and more in favor of the wealthiest retirees. And it’s due to how long we live.

According to new analysis from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, big gains in life