Thursday, May 1, 2014

Lowest college enrollment in a decade

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Why Education Matters to Health

Why is education such a major factor in shaping health? The links are complex – and tied closely to income and to the opportunities people have to lead healthy lives in their communities. Smaller social networks, higher neighborhood crime rates, and exposure to childhood trauma are just a few reasons why those with fewer years of education tend to live sicker, shorter lives.

Last year, just 66 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college—the lowest proportion since 2003.

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