Euroland: Life Expectancy Going Down For Low-Income Germans

From Der Spiegel:

Life expectancy for people on a low income is shorter than it was a decade ago, a report in the regional German daily Saarbrücker Zeitung said on Monday.

The report, which cited the German government’s response to an inquiry submitted by the Left Party, showed that those on low earnings could expect to live an average of 77.5 years in 2001 but only 75.5 years in 2010.

The former communist east of Germany saw an even more dramatic decline in life expectancy among those on low earnings. In the east, life expectancy shrank from 77.9 years to 74.1 years over the decade to 2010.

The full report is here.


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