By Olga Khazan
June 19, 2018

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The decline in life expectancy and health among less-educated white
Americans is often attributed to "deaths of despair"-those from conditions
like substance abuse and suicide. (Suicides, the CDC reported last week, are
up nearly 30 percent since 1999.) The cause is often attributed to
"cumulative distress," as Princeton's Anne Case and Angus Deaton have
speculated.