Life Spans Fall For Low-Educated Whites

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•39 Sep 25, 2012

While the lives of the nation’s most highly educated have lengthened, the life expectancy for white Americans without a high school diploma has, since 1990, dropped by five years for women and three years for men, to 73.5 and 67.5 respectively. What do you think?

  • “Being white is hard.”

    Alexander Zelenev –
    Truck Stop Proprietor

  • “Maybe they live just as long as everyone else, but they can’t count the years.”

    Hannah Wheeler –
    Risk Management Specialist

  • “How much education do you need to not die?”

    Carter Oswald –
    Pedicab Driver

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