Debt and Income

Debt and Income

Income can come from jobs, investments, government assistance programs or retirement plans. Income allows families and individuals to purchase health insurance and medical care, but also provides options for healthy lifestyle choices. Poor families and individuals are most likely to live in unsafe homes and neighbourhoods, often with limited access to healthy foods, employment options, and quality schools.

While the starkest difference in health is between those with the highest and lowest incomes, this relationship persists throughout all income brackets. Adults in the highest income brackets are healthier than those in the middle class and will live, on average, more than six years longer than those with the lowest incomes. (From http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/our-approach/health-factors/income , downloaded 18/7/16)

 

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