Joblessness Shortens Lifespan of Least Educated White Women, Research Says

"Researchers have known for some time that life expectancy is declining for the country’s least educated white women, but they have not been able to explain why. A new study has found that the two factors most strongly associated with higher death rates were smoking and not having a job." [Read more]

This research raises the question about the impact of the high rate of joblessness among blacks on their mortality.