Death Declines During Depressions

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Les gens vivent plus longtemps en période de dépression économique

Creutzwald : des mineurs remontent, le 02 avril 2004 à Creutzwald, d’une galerie de la mine de la Houve, dernière exploitation de charbon en France qui fermera définitivement ses portes le 23 avril 2004. © AFP PHOTO FREDERIC FLORIN

People live longer during depressions. A new analysis in PNAS finds that life expectancy of Americans during the Great Depression increased by a whopping 6.2 years—from 57.1 in 1929 to 63.3 years in 1932. This was true for men and women of all races, all age groups, and all causes of death—except suicide.

Mother Jones

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