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Julie Phillips and Ellen Idler quoted in front page article in New York Times

Julie Phillips and Ellen Idler quoted in front page article in New York Times In “Boomers Hit New Self-Absorption Milestone: Age 65”, an article about the postwar generation of baby boomers who will reach 18% of the population by 2030, Julie Phillips and Ellen Idler are referenced about their study showing that the suicide rate for the middle-aged, notably baby boomers without college degrees, rose substantially from 1999 to 2005. Their article in Public Health Reports (Sept/Oct 2010) speculates on the causes of this sharp upward jump in suicides including the financial burdens and chronic health problems for those unmarried and without college degrees. These life problems are at odds with boomers’ unprecedentedly high levels of life expectancy and overall health. The article can be read here.



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