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.
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
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
The retirement age should be increased to at least 70 years by 2050, says a new report issued by the World Economic Forum, when a life expectancy of more than 100 years will be the norm in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and the other advanced economies.
Two trends stand out in new projections of life expectancy in developed countries released last week by the Lancet: The United States, with large income inequalities and a host of other social issues that affect health, is falling farther behind most other wealthy nations. From 2010 to 2030 it will experience among the smallest increases