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Changes in relationship between income, life expectancy during pandemic in California


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JAMA Network

About The Study: This analysis of income and mortality data in California from 2015 to 2021 found a decrease in life expectancy in both 2020 and 2021 and an increase in the life expectancy gap by income level relative to the pre-pandemic period that disproportionately affected some racial and ethnic minority populations.

Authors: Hannes Schwandt, Ph.D., of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, is the corresponding author.

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