Stronger economy has higher deaths

  • Although a booming economy might seem like good news, a study suggests otherwise: The number of middle-aged people and seniors that die in a strong economy is higher than that in a weak one. 

    Researchers in Netherlands found that an increase in GDP by one percent also caused an increase in the death rate for people 40-44 and 70-74 by about 0.36 percent. 

    Scientists aren't quite sure as to what is going on but theories suggested that a stronger economy makes people work in the mornings and raises risks to accidents and stress.

    Moreover, seniors might not be getting as much attention and care from their working children; researchers mentioned that the topic requires further study. 

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