Life expectancy rose sharply in the US through the 20th century but over the past two decades fell by 25% for white Americans without a university degree even as it continued to rise for the better educated and for other races.
Apparently from Deaton and Case’s new book. And that’s not a number I believe in the slightest. There’s something screwy about it.
Of course, it could just be The Guardian’s reviewer, anyone actually know?