News Brief: The rich will live longer

People aged between 50 and 59 years and from the poorest fifth of the population are more than 10 times more likely to die than their peers from the richest fifth, according to a study by University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. 'The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing' looked at 8,780 people born before 1952. Of those aged 50-59 years, 2.5 per cent of the poorest fifth had died, compared to 0.2 per cent of the richest fifth.

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