A patient lays in a hospital bed in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by Tim Samoff via Flikr)

Recessions Harm Older Workers’ Long-Term Health, Data Show

There are 20 million Americans between 55 and 60. Nearly 1 million are unemployed, according to the Labor Department. Many more lack health coverage, suggests the Census Bureau’s new report on income, poverty and health insurance. Thanks to the lousy economy, the whole group is at higher risk for long-term health problems and earlier death, suggests new research from Wellesley College. Wellesley economist Phillip B. Levine and colleagues mashed mortality and employment data […]

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