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It has long been known that high-income people in the U.S. tend to live longer than those lower down the income ladder . But a growing body of research shows that millions of Americans are, for the first time in more than a century, seeing their life expectancy slip.
Wealthier Americans are more likely to live into their 70s and 80s than people in the middle class and the poor, according to new research by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Aby the nonpartisan research arm of Congress found that more than three-quarters of the richest Americans who were in their 50s in 1991 to be still alive 23 years later; by comparison, less than half of people in the bottom 20% of income earners lived to that age. Those in the top 40% by income were more likely than those in the bottom 60% to still be alive in 2014, ranging from 74 to 83 in age, the GAO concluded.
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Among the studies’ key findings: the richest 1% live up to 15 years longer than the poorest 1 And a requirement that Americans purchase insurance, even with government subsidies, was “I, like many others, was deeply concerned with Republican proposals that went down in flames,” said Dr David
The findings suggest a statistical correlation between wealth and a longer life, but doesn't conclusively prove that having less money means an earlier demise. Still, the report jives with other research that links wealth and life expectancy. A 2016in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the richest 1% of women live more than a decade longer than the poorest 1% of women.
"Poverty is a life-threatening issue for millions of people in this country, and this report confirms it," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commissioned the GAO report after meeting with residents of McDowell County, West Virginia, in a news.
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Average life expectancy for men in McDowell County is a national low of 64 years. Conversely, 350 miles away, in well-off Fairfax County, Virginia, men live to be an average of, the Vermont independent said.
The GAO also pointed to the widening wealth gap between the richest Americans and other affluent people. Those in the top 1% increased their average wealth from $15 million in 1989 to $37 million in 2016. By comparison, average income for the remainder of the top 20% increased from $1.6 million to $3 million.
In France, the poor live 13 years younger than the rich
The Observatory of Inequality has just published its new report on inequalities in France, a panorama of the situation in France and developments on issues of income, work, education or lifestyle. An interesting inventory just after the movement of the "yellow vests".
As every two years, the Observatoire des inégalités publishes its traditional report - which is authentic - on the inequalities in France, a 2019 edition of 178 pages which, like the previous ones, allows to have a fair overview and inventory of fixtures inequalities in France, and on the other hand professional perspectives on the situation in terms of income, work, education or lifestyle. The objective is clear: "to allow everyone to form a documented opinion on the social situation", as is recalled in the foreword by Anne Brunner, project leader within the observatory, without the desire to to buzz". Here is a quick photograph, in 25 key figures.
In terms of REVENUE
● On average, the French 10% the wealthiest receive income 8.7 times higher on the poorest 10% , after taxes and benefits. France is the country in Europe, after Switzerland, where the rich are the richest: the richest 1% recovers almost 6% of the incomes of all households and touches at least 7000 euros per month against 5800 in the United Kingdom. The 10% receive 23.8% of all earnings.
● The wealth gap is much higher than the income gap. The 1% wealthiest in France owns 17% of all household wealth and 10% almost half. The median assets of managers is greater than 200,000 euros , versus 16,400 euros for unskilled workers.
● At the bottom of the scale, 5 million poor people live on less than 855 euros per month for a single person.
In terms of EDUCATION
● In CE2, the least favored pupils obtain an average score of 57 out of 100 in French and 58 in math , compared to 87 and 85 respectively for the quarter coming from the most favored circles. Inequalities widen at the end of secondary school with access rate in second general or technological 2 times higher for students of origin favored, to nearly 85%, than for others. And even more so in higher education where children of senior executives are 2.9 times more numerous among students than those coming from the working class.
● Good news, the share of young people leaving the school system with a low level of education (at most the patent) has increased in ten years from 11.3% to 8.9%, a decrease of 2, 4 points since 2007 .
● In terms of education, girls outnumber boys and make up 55% of students. But the sectors that provide access to higher-paying jobs are still predominantly the preserve of young men: only 40.3% of science students are women. And there are 2.6 times more boys than girls (whose share in enrollments is no longer rising) in engineering schools .
With regard to WORK
● The unemployment rate of the non-graduates is 3.7 times higher than that of the holders of a long-term diploma of higher education who are practically full-employment.
● The unemployment rate of immigrants is 16.3% , versus 8.6% for people born in France. The Observatory of Inequalities also puts the number of jobs banned from foreigners outside the EU at 5.4 million, ie more than one job out of five.
● Young people without a degree in employment are 65% on fixed-term contracts or temporary contracts, 3.6% more often than graduates with bachelor's degree + 5 . More generally, the unemployment rate of young people under the age of 25, although declining for some time, had increased by more than 8 points between 2001 and 2013.
● According to the count made by the observatory, which aggregates the unemployed, in fixed-term or in the interim, more than 8 million people are in France in situation of bad employment , a phenomenon synonymous with "insecurity which increases since 2014", ie one asset out of four .
● The proportion of employees subject to workload constraints (assembly line work, production standards, night work, etc.) has now reached 35% , stable since 2013.
● 800,000 people have no personal home , of which 643,000 are accommodated in more or less acceptable conditions of comfort. 143,000 have no home and resort to social housing and 11,000 of them at least sleep at Street.
● 26.1% of immigrant households live in housing that is too small , which is 3.7 times more than non-immigrants.
● The material conditions of life have major repercussions on health and thus the life span: 13 years separate the life expectancy of the poorest 5% (71.7 years) from the richest 5% (84%). , 4 years ).
● 98% of executives perform online administrative procedures , a proportion 1.4 times higher than among blue-collar workers.
● 42% of the richest 20% went to movies more than three times in year , which is 2.5 times more than the average for the poorest.
● On television, executives are 15 times more visible than workers in fiction and news programs. "However, with the manifestations of '' yellow vests '', we have seen some less favored figures appear on television sets," notes the observatory.
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