NPR interviews Dr. Erin Strumpf on study of mortality during Great Recession

PROSPERED researchers Erin Strumpf, Arijit Nandi, Sam Harper and Thomas Charters conducted an analysis of the effect of lower employment rates during the Great Recession on all-cause mortality in 18 metropolitan areas of the United States. Consistent with other studies, mortality was found to drop along with employment rates, with one exception being accidental-poisoning (including drug overdose) deaths, which increased. 

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