Media

Press Coverage of "Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century" Case and Deaton 2017 Spring Brookings Papers on Economic Activity:

Brookings: Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century (March 23, 2017)

Associated Press: Death Rates Up for Middle Age Whites With Little Education (March 23, 2017)

The New York Times: Death Rates Up for Middle Age Whites With Little Education (March 23, 2017)

The Washington Post: New research identifies a ‘sea of despair’ among white, working-class Americans (March 23, 2017)

The Wall Street Journal: Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds (March 23, 2017)

Bloomberg:  ‘Deaths of Despair’ Are Surging Among the White Working Class (March 23, 2017)

Princeton University: Case and Deaton Release “Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century” (March 23, 2017)

Vox: Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts (March 23, 2017)

Financial Times: ‘Deaths of despair’ surge among US white working class (March 23, 2017)

NPR: The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People’s ‘Deaths Of Despair’ (March 23, 2017)

BBC World Service: Mortality rates of white middle aged Americans (audio)

The Economist:  Economic shocks are more likely to be lethal in America (available online March 23, 2017; March 25, 2017 issue)

The Huffington Post: White Americans Are Dying From A Surge In ‘Deaths Of Despair’ (includes a discussion with Betsy McKay of the Wall Street Journal) (March 23, 2017)

Fortune: Why White Middle Class Americans Are Dying at an Alarming Rate (March 23, 2017)

 Doonesbury Strip by Garry Trudeau (published in The Washington Post, March 26, 2017) Washington Post - Doonesbury

The Guardian (US edition): Is the US facing an epidemic of ‘deaths of despair’? These researchers say yes (March 28, 2017)

The New York Times: ‘Carnage’ Indeed, but Trump’s Policies Would Make It Worse (March 28, 2017)

Bloomberg: Death and Despair in White America (podcast, March 30, 2017)

Washington Post: Is the American Dream killing us? (April 2, 2017)

Washington Post: 'How dare you work on whites': Professors under fire for research on white mortality (April 6, 2017)

The New Yorker: The Despair of Learning That Experience No Longer Matters (April 10, 2017)

WHYY: "Deaths of despair" on RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane (audio, April 13, 2017)

National Institutes of Health: "Increasing Mortality of Working Class Whites Reveals How Long-Term Economic Factors Contribute to Health Disparities" (by Dr. William Riley, Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH, April 25, 2017)

Morbidity and Mortality in Middle-Aged Whites, Press Coverage

PBS NewsHour: ‘Deaths of despair’ are cutting life short for some white Americans (8:20) – (Part 1, aired 2/16/17); 'How the feeling of falling behind fuels deadly distress for white Americans' (8:24) – (Part 2, aired 2/23/17)

Bloomberg News: The Quiet Epidemic That's Killing white Americans in Droves (25:50)

Princeton University: Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century

The Guardian: Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America

New York Times: Death among middle-ages whites

Quartz: "Deaths of despair" are killing America's white working class"

Deaton on why white Americans are killing themselves: co-author Angus Deaton discusses his research with Anne Case on morbidity and mortality in middle aged whites with Fareed Zakaria of CNN (5:43)

Washington Post::A group of middle-aged American whites is dying at a startling rate

PBS Newshour: Has despair led to a stunning hike in mortality rates for some Americans? (video: 8:02 mins.)

NPR All Things Considered: "In Reversal, Death Rates Rise for Middle-Aged Whites" (November 6, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: US economic policies are devasting society

CNN: Death rate on the rise for middle-aged white Americans

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New York Times: "Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds"

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