Income inequality may not be reliable predictor when it comes to population health outcomes, study shows

While evidence has long shown that higher income inequality is associated with poorer population health outcomes, a new study from researchers at the University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences suggests this association may vary based on other factors. In fact, socioeconomic status as well as geography (rural-urban status) play a role when it comes to life expectancy—but not necessarily in the way you might think.

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