Life is shorter for the working class — and in many red states.
“Researchers at Harvard found that the richest American men live 15 years longer than the poorest men, while the richest American women live 10 years longer than the poorest women. That is quite a gap.
“One of the study’s authors, David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, is quoted as saying, ‘There’s no income [above] which higher income is not associated with greater longevity, and there’s no income below which less income is not associated with lower survival.’
“He continued, ‘It was already known that life expectancy increased with income, so we’re not the first to show that, but everyone thought you had to hit a plateau at some point, or that it would plateau at the bottom, but that’s not the case.’”