Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University The gap in lifespan between the rich and the poor has grown rapidly in recent years, with the richest Americans gaining three years since 2000 but the poorest gaining none. Moreover, there is a disparity in lifespan based on where the poor live. The findings come…
Northeastern University associate professor Daniel Kim used rigorous statistical methods from the field of economics to show how small increases in social spending on welfare and education can reduce the risk of dying.
A report released by the White House last week on women’s status in America shows that females have surpassed males in college attendance, but income inequality between the sexes persists. Economics professor William Dickens discusses the persistent gap between men and women’s incomes.