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Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato - March 2016
According to a joint study by Stanford and Harvard researchers, workplace stress can shave years off your life. However, such stress may affect some more than others. It was found the biggest toll is on minorities and people with less education.
Though life expectancy gains have increased over the past 30 years, one segment of the population has declined. It was found that workplace stressors had the largest impact on non-Hispanic black men with less than 12 years of education, with a decrease of approximately 1.7 years.
The study discovered that inequalities found in health outcomes can be attributed to the fact that people with less education are often in jobs in that have a greater number of harmful stressors such as a lack of job security, high turnover, long and demanding hours.
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Original source: qz.com