Friday, January 22, 2016

Poor white deaths

Following on from the Case and Deaton identification of increased death rates for middle age non-Hispanic whites, Andrew Gelman and Jonathan Auerbach identify the increase in the average age of the cohort as being the main cause of this trend (rather than the more satisfying work-life experience of the group as was commonly inferred from the data).  Even more intriguing, adjusting for gender and state, it appears that souther women are the dying at a more rapid pace that in the past.  The clear pictures of this change are here. :

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