• How the Great Recession Hurt Americans' Health

    7 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    A new paper confirms what many Americans likely suspected: A mass economic downturn-on the scale that occurred during the Great Recession-makes people physically sick. Past research has been surprisingly mixed on the effect of economic downturns on physical health. A review paper published in 2016 found that though alcohol use and traffic fatalities declined during the Great Recession, overall, people had fewer babies, had worse mental health, and were more likely to kill themselves. But other paper s have found that death rates actually decline during recessions, as Neal Emery wrote for...
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