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The poor die younger
...in 2008, 65-year-olds with the highest incomes could expect to live another 20 years, while 65-year-olds with the smallest pensions could expect to enjoy less than 15 years of additional life.
Does this mean the divide between the poor and the rich is increasing?
Without money for the best healthcare, nutrition, needed medications, etc. then we can safely assume the poor will AND DO die sooner
Because certain groups were excluded—i.e., foreigners, civil servants, the self-employed, and men who earned less than 30 pension points over their working lives—the data used in the analysis were incomplete. The demographers emphasized, however, that because these groups are relatively small, their exclusion should not affect the validity of the results.
reply to post by soficrow
RE: "I'm shocked."
...Among all social animals, not just humans, dominant individuals live longer and receive a disproportionate share of mating opportunities. It's nature's way, and it's good for the species.
...the results are not nearly so grim as you suggest
...I hope I die with my faculties still working.