Blacks With College Degrees Live Longer
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From the Grio.

In case you needed any more reason to go to college or graduate school, a new study in Health Affairs reveals that African Americans with a bachelor’s degree or higher can extend their life expectancy by as much as 10 years.

Black women and men with less than 12 years of education are living ten to 14 years less, respectively, than their white counterparts with 16 or more years of education. However, for those with a college or advanced degree, black males and females’ life expectancy increases considerably. While experts agree that socioeconomic conditions play a critical role in the life expectancy of African Americans, one’s educational background can now be added to that list.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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