Skip to comments.What's Killing Poor White Women?
Posted on 09/04/2013 6:59:45 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
White women who dont graduate from high schoolwhose life expectancy has declined dramatically over the past 18 years. These women can now expect to die five years earlier than the generation before them. It is an unheard-of drop for a wealthy country in the age of modern medicine. Throughout history, technological and scientific innovation have put death off longer and longer, but the benefits of those advances have not been shared equally, especially across the race and class divides that characterize 21st--century America. Lack of access to education, medical care, good wages, and healthy food isnt just leaving the worst-off Americans behind. Its killing them.
The journal Health Affairs reported the five-year drop in August. The articles lead author, Jay Olshansky, who studies human longevity at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a team of researchers looked at death rates for different groups from 1990 to 2008. White men without high-school diplomas had lost three years of life expectancy, but it was the decline for women like Crystal that made the study news. Previous studies had shown that the least-educated whites began dying younger in the 2000s, but only by about a year. Olshansky and his colleagues did something the other studies hadnt: They isolated high-school dropouts and measured their outcomes instead of lumping them in with high-school graduates who did not go to college.
The last time researchers found a change of this magnitude, Russian men had lost seven years after the fall of the Soviet Union, when they began drinking more and taking on other risky behaviors. Although women generally outlive men in the U.S., such a large decline in the average age of death, from almost 79 to a little more than 73, suggests that an increasing number of women are dying...
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Mobs of Amish yutes?
It is just the beginning.
White women and men will no longer be treated,
or fully diagnosed, for malignant diseases.
ObamaCARE is not about treating people
(with the obvious exception of the very important
and special Congress, and their Staff and all Moslems),
but preventing delivering their previous excellent care.
Why? To give their organs
to important politicians and their Staff, who
will continue to get the finest care available.
A lot more of them are smoking, doing drugs and eating junk...
If I had to guess, I’d say that birth control use, starting about 50 years ago, may be catching up to some old ladies.
... Well..... DUH!!
...... It's obviously George W Bush!
Elect DemoRats and watch your women die.
Now that we are forcing more poor whites out of the work pool and onto the welfare rolls, they are approaching the same mortality rates as the blacks who have traditionally been on welfare.
Perhaps they die when they’ve consumed the amount of food required to take them to 85 years old.
From what I’ve heard the lifespan of poor white males has declined about the same amount.
But no one cares about that.
Ya. I’m with the increased access to prescription drugs being a problem, including birth control.
I’d blame white men for not nurturing their households in a healthy manner, staying married, etc. as well.
The husband is the head of the wife- her prosperity is intrinsically linked to your following Biblical principles, IMHO.
There has been serious degradation in that arena.
Bath Salts and Meth use brought about by low self esteem because Daddy wasn't there to tell her that he loves her.
Drugs and STDs.
It's a worthwhile question, and I'm sure there are scientifically sound answers, but I didn't see them in the article.
I blame Obama.
In a word, stress. It isn’t easy out there.
From reading he one example in the article, it is clear that Crystal was in poor health, had some bad habits and did not take care of herself.
That is a recipe for death no matter your race, gender or education.
Take care of yourself, don’t be a 200+ pound diabetic and you too can live past age 38.
Give this person a cigar, I think we have a winner.
In typical fashion, the author's "fixes" are just more corrosive statism and saying patriarchy.
I think they are poorer and have less support than they ever had. So many of them make the mistake of going from boyfriend to boyfriend and end up working full time and raising kids alone.
The feminist revolution was no friend of poor women. They can’t afford to be without a husband.
Good point. Seventh Day Adventists are typically a demographic noted for longevity; it would be interesting to see if the target demographic in that group fared as poorly.
This is a direct result of people being forced from work to welfare by the destruction of jobs by the eco-terrorist-globalists.
So why are the eco-terrorists only killing off white women? The lifespan of unemployed black women hasn’t dropped 5 years.
“Now that we are forcing more poor whites out of the work pool and onto the welfare rolls,”
Welfare pays enough to lead a very healthy life but the people that are om it live risky lives with drugs and alcohol and risky sex with multiple partners and getting aids.
Gee, all the war on poverty stuff is failing? Color me surprised!
Blame it on Video Screen Addiction & Texting OBSESSION......
This is what happens to young women when young men are systematically neutered by the culture.
Oxy, percs and vics...
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