Unemployed men at greater risk of premature death

Unemployment increases the risk of premature death by 63 per cent, according to a survey of research covering 20 million people in 15 countries. The research, spanning the past 40 years, shows there is a much higher correlation between unemployment and mortality for men than for women (78 per cent vs. 37 per cent). The risk of death is particularly high for those who are under the age of 50. The correlation between unemployment and a higher risk of death was the same in all the countries covered by the study.

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