Re: LONGEVITY: Social Factors

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 24 Aug 1998 08:58:11 -0700

Michelle Jones writes:
>how can we filter out the fact that poor health can make one poor? spike

Studies of humans have paid close attention to this possibility, and don't seem to find it to be a big effect. With animal studies, they have directly manipulated the status of primates, and found that lowering status lowers health.

Robin Hanson RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884 140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614