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September 12, 2019

Lifespans increasing for educated Americans, failing for others

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

In 2010, a 25-year-old American could expect to live to the age of 79.34. By 2017, that dropped to 79.15, continuing a troubling trend of decreased life expectancy in the nation. Now, an international group of researchers has published a study exploring which Americans live longer. Their conclusion? People with college degrees tend to have longer lifespans. “[E]stimated life expectancy at age 25 years declined overall between 2010 and 2017,” the authors wrote in their study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday. “However, it declined among persons without a 4-year college degree and increased among college-educated persons.”

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