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Authors: College Grads Face ‘Deaths of Despair’ Epidemic

The rising rates of suicides, drug overdoses, and other “Deaths of Despair” are spreading from blue-collar white Americans to the broader group of Americans who hold lower-wage college degrees, says Angus Deaton, one of two professors who detected the post-2000 epidemic.

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT - FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 file picture, students attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that …