9/10 Monica Potts: What’s Killing Poor White Women?

September 10, 2013

American Prospect senior writer, Monica Potts: explained  historically dramatic examples of declining life expectancy, what’s driving reduce life spans in poor white women, the links between income, education and health, the importance of being exposed to healthier lifestyles and access to healthy food and the relevance of investing in the social safety net.

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