Dr. Jay Kaufman – “Trends in the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap”


Dr. Jay Kaufman


The racial gap in life expectancy is shrinking, but while the nationwide numbers are improving, there are still places in the United States where African Americans can expect a considerably shorter life span. The disparities are the subject of a study, “Trends in the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap Among U.S. States, 1990-2009,” published in the August edition of Health Affairs magazine. Dr. Jay Kaufman of McGill University, one of the study’s three researchers, shares its findings.