Unemployment Kills, Recession Reduces Mortality Risk

July 25, 2014 8:36 PM

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Unemployment Kills, Recession Reduces Mortality Risk

Unemployment can increase the risk of depression and even death, for some. However, recent findings suggest that being in a recession may have the opposite effect.

"Most people believe that being unemployed is a bad thing. But what many people do not realize is that economic expansions - which usually reduce joblessness - also have effects that are harmful for society at large," said Jose Tapia, an economist with Drexel University's college of arts and science...

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