Deaths of despair

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Heard On The Morning Show
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Even before the pandemic, so-called “deaths of despair” — from suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol-related liver disease — were on the rise among white people without a college degree. We talk with the economist who has documented this trend about why it’s happening and how it can be addressed.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Anne Case Guest