why do the parents of college grads live longer?

I’m sure glad our son and daughter-in-law both have degrees!

All About Natural Wellness

Want to live longer? Send your kids to college came from a recent headline in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. The Wall Street Journal also published a blog titled Send Your Kids To College To Live Longer, Paper Argues.

Could it be true? Could the simple secret to living longer be to have kids who are more educated? Granted, it’s not a cheap process, but while exciting, this may not necessarily be as true as we are led to believe. The research is advertised as having causality involved when in fact, especially with limited studies. If you were to run the same kind of study, you might conclude that oranges cure cancer, peanut butter prevents it, and anti-bullying programs in fact cause more bullying.

The reports come from the study The Schooling of Offspring and the Survival of Parents. This was published in the August issue of the journal Demography, and…

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