Monday, April 21, 2014

Poor women didn't do too well in modern America

Source: "The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get"
Men born in 1940 had a longer life expectancy at age 55 than those born in 1920. That was true for women in the upper income level, but not for low income women. The poorest ten percent of women born in 1940 at age 55 had two years less life expecancy than the similar cohort born in 1920.

While women live longer on average than do men, men at all income levels saw a greater increase in life expectancy at 55 than did women.

Of course, to get reasonably good estimates for life expectancy at 55, you have to go back to cohorts born many years ago. That is why the data is for cohorts born in 1920 and 1940.

Check out the full article.

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