Stronger economy has higher deaths
October 9 , 2013
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.