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Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede, from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy.

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