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Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health

Income Inequality: It’s Also Bad for Your Health | green infographics | Scoop.it
A study found that in places with more unevenness of income, life spans were shorter.

We know that living in a poor community makes you less likely to live a long life. New evidence suggests that living in a community with high income inequality also seems to be bad for your health.

A study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examined a series of risk factors that help explain the health (or sickness) of counties in the United States. In addition to the suspects you might expect — a high smoking rate, a lot of violent crime — the researchers found that people in unequal communities were more likely to die before the age of 75 than people in more equal communities, even if the average incomes were the same.

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The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Explore the occupations and industries of the nation's wealthiest households. (What jobs do the Top 1% hold? Insightful infographic from @NYTimes.
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Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others | green infographics | Scoop.it
The impact of income, class, and religion.

Economic mobility - the quintessentially American idea (ideal, really) that any one, no matter how humble their origins, can become wealthy - has taken some terrible hits in the last few years. Writing in The New Republic, Timothy Noah notes that income heritability ("a measure of how determinative one generation’s relative income status - what we used to call ‘station in life’ - will be of the next generation’s relative income status') is much higher in the U.S. than in many of the countries that people once emigrated to America from, in search of greater opportunities. “Mobility in the United States has fallen dramatically behind mobility in other comparably developed democracies," he writes.

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What Are The Wall Street Protestors So Angry About? No. 1

What Are The Wall Street Protestors So Angry About? No. 1 | green infographics | Scoop.it

Find America: A visual about income equality in the USA.

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