Infographic: Are Education & Life Expectancy Correlated?


Believe it or not, a person’s educational status may in some way affect how long he/she will live to! According to a 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S., the gap in life expectancy at age 25, by education, actually widened between 1996 and 2006 for both men and women with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Check out this infographic, which explores the reasons why people with higher education may live longer lives; and examine the data, which back these facts.

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