Unemployed White Men: So Much to Lose

Unemployed White Men: So Much to Lose

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

World Events, Coconut Oil, Understanding the Teenage Mind

Episode: World Events, Coconut Oil, Understanding the Teenage Mind

  • Jul 17, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 15:27 mins

Guest: Shervin Assari, MD, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Michigan When you’re dragging yourself out of bed for work in the morning, you may not realize it, but having a job is good for your health and life expectancy. That’s especially true if you’re a white man. Women and black men don’t get nearly the same boost to their health from being employed. On the flip side, white men tend to suffer worse health consequences when they lose a job. Health disparities researcher Shervin Assari refers to this phenomenon as “the vulnerability that comes with privilege.”

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