The Associations between US State and Local Social Spending, Income Inequality, and Individual All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: The National Longitudinal Mortality Study (2016)

This article, published in Preventative Medicine, examines the impact of U.S. state and local public social spending and income inequality on mortality rates. The article identifies an empirical linkage between increased public spending and decreased mortality - particularly from coronary heart disease (CHD). Income inequality also predicted higher rates of CHD related deaths and suicide.

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