11-3 - 10/13 Outline Consequences of Inequality I. Poverty:...

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10/13 Outline Consequences of Inequality I. Poverty: Bad for the health? II. Inequality: Bad for the health? a. Whitehall study i. Design and findings ii. Relative description iii. Implications Two other facts (Sanderson Ch. 10) Income inequality: The top 20% of American families typically receives 40%- 50% of income paid out in the U.S. economy Wealth inequality: The distribution of wealth is even more skewed (i.e., unequal). The 20% of American families typically own over 75% of wealth (i.e., over ¾ of the stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.) Table 1 o Life expectancy at 45 years of age by family income, white men and women Family income Men Women Less than 10,000 27.3 35.8 More than 25,000 33.9 38.5 Difference (years) 6.6 2.7 Table 2 o Death rates per 100,000 population from selected causes by family income, men aged 25-64 ()1997) Family Income Heart Disease Diabetes Lung Cancer Less than $10,000 318.7 55.3 93.3 More than $25,000 126.8 21.4 38.5 1
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10/13 % Difference 60.2
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11-3 - 10/13 Outline Consequences of Inequality I. Poverty:...

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