Job Loss Could Kill You, Recession Reduces Mortality Risk

July 25, 2014 6:05 PM

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Job Loss Could Kill You, Recession Reduces Mortality Risk

Unemployment increase risk of death, while recessions reduce mortality, according to a recent study the Business Standard reported.

Researchers from Drexel University in Pennsylvania found that job loss is associated with a 73 percent increase in the probability of death -- the equivalent of adding 10 years to a person's age. However, this increased risk affects only the minority of people who are unemployed and is outweighed by...

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