Why The Haves Are Healthy And The Have-Nots Suffer

WBEZ Chicago

We often hear about how the growing income inequality in America is preventing families from buying a home, or paying for college. But the sharp divide between the haves and the have-nots also has a serious impact on people’s health.

There is a staggering 30-year gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor in America, and this trend holds true in Chicago where a person’s lifespan is based on race, income, and neighborhood.

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