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Politics: Rich People Live Longer Than Poor People (the rich vs poor divide continues)

Extreme Rich Poor Divides

(as first seen on the LIFE.files)

I just wanna be… I just wanna be successful…

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In a study, researchers found that a woman’s education was a stronger factor in her husband’s risk of dying over the next decade or so than the man’s own level of education. And a husband’s social class based on his occupation had a greater influence on a woman’s survival than her own occupational class, Drs. Robert Erikson and Jenny Torssander of the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm found…

…Men living with a woman without any high school education were 1.25 times more likely to die than men living with a college graduate…while a woman’s own occupational class had little effect on her risk of death, women married to unskilled manual and routine non-manual laborers were 1.25 times more likely to die.

Well, isn’t this a news flash…. I guess I am not too conventional (which is a good thing… but I hated it when I was younger) cause I am working class poor (those student loans are killing me) but I think I have done pretty well for myself especially since I am black and grew up in a working class neighborhood. (I was supposed to be either in jail or dead by the age of 25, but instead I am well educated, businesses owner, and never been arrested or thrown in jail…  as of yet.)

Ok… long rant coming up on this:

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